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, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company mentioned. This primary batch of doses shall be delivered throughout town at designated vaccination facilities for the inoculation
drive set to start on January 16, the BMC mentioned in a press release. 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 beneath 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. Practically 1.30 lakh well being employees from Mumbai have thus far registered for vaccination, based on 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 shall be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which may have a staff of 5 personnel who will confirm the SMS despatched to the individual to be inoculated, her or his identification 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 loss of life toll has gone as much as 11,202, as per official figures.
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