Mumbai: Vaccination only in government, civic centers on April 10-11
The vaccination drive against COVID-19 in Mumbai will take place only in government and civic centers on April 10 and 11 and not in any private hospital, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday. "The vaccination drive at the private hospitals will resume once more COVID-19 vaccine doses are made available," the BMC added.
Citizens can travel to centers during curfew on medical grounds
"On April 10, vaccination will take place in government and civic centers between noon and 6 am, and will be between 9 am and 5 pm on April 11. Citizens eligible for vaccination can travel to centers during curfew on medical grounds," the BMC said.
Mumbai expecting to receive 1.8 lakh vaccine doses
There are 49 vaccination centers in government and BMC run hospitals in the metropolis, while 71 have been set up in private hospitals, and some 50,000 people are being inoculated daily, as per BMC data. Earlier in the day, Mangala Gomate, executive health officer, BMC told PTI, "The city was expected to get up to 1.8 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines."
90 centers were shut on Friday due to vaccine shortage
Earlier, some 90 vaccination centers, including 71 in private facilities, had to be shut on Friday due to a shortage of vaccine doses. This meant that only 25,474 vaccine doses, including 2,854 second doses, could be administered at various centers on Friday, taking the number of doses administered so far in the country's financial capital to 16,14,278, including 1,82,308 second doses.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra
"At several centers, people protested after being asked to go back due to the lack of vaccine doses," officials said. "Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 58,993 new coronavirus cases on Friday, which took its caseload to 32,88,540, while 301 deaths due to COVID-19 pushed the toll to 57,329," the health department said. There are 5,34,603 active cases in the state with total recoveries standing at 26,95,148.