Mumbai receives over 1.39 lakh Covishield doses; vaccines to be saved at BMC ward workplace in Parel
Well being division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from Pune underneath the safety of two police autos, the civic physique mentioned
Mumbai: Mumbai obtained over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) early Wednesday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company mentioned.
This primary batch of doses might be delivered throughout town at designated vaccination facilities for the inoculation drive set to start on 16 January, the BMC mentioned in an announcement.
The civic physique mentioned it obtained 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII round 5.30 am.
Well being division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune underneath the safety of two police autos, it mentioned.
“The vaccine doses are being saved at a facility in F-South ward workplace located in Parel,” it acknowledged.
The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.
Almost 1.30 lakh well being employees from Mumbai have thus far registered for vaccination, in keeping with BMC officers.
Mumbai may have 72 inoculation centres, state Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned in a launch on Tuesday.
A minimal of 100 individuals might be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which may have a workforce of 5 personnel who will confirm the SMS despatched to the individual to be inoculated, her or his id and administer the vaccine.
“The mandatory association of electrical energy, Web and webcasting service has been made in any respect these centres,” Tope mentioned within the launch.
An enormous pan-India inoculation drive towards COVID-19 has been set in course of with greater than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities throughout India on Tuesday.
With the addition of 473 recent circumstances on Tuesday, Mumbai’s cumulative COVID-19 depend has reached 2,99,796, whereas the dying toll has gone as much as 11,202, as per official figures.
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