The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC is reportedly set to restart the vaccination drive at the Maharashtra and local body-administered centres across Mumbai on Monday as the state government has provided BMC with fresh stock.
The vaccination drive was reportedly was suspended at the state government centres on Friday and Saturday after the civic body exhausted the vaccine stock. BMC could not run the drive on Sunday, as per the procedure. As per procedure, vaccination drives are not held on Sundays. BMC had reportedly received around 1.30 lakh Covid19 vaccine doses on Saturday. Of these, 85,000 are Covishield and over 40,000 Covaxin.
Suresh Kakani, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC said that the civic body will activate all its centres to be able to cover maximum people. He added that BMC is expected to get more stocks. This, he said, will enable continuing the vaccine programme smoothly. Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani said.
The civic body has brought out a list of 300-odd centres that will administer Covishield and Covaxin doses. According to BMC, these centres will permit 50% walk-ins and the remaining 50% via online appointments scheduled between 9 am and 5 pm.