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 Corporation stated. This first batch of doses shall be delivered throughout town at designated vaccination facilities for the inoculation
drive set to start on January 16, the BMC stated in a press release. The civic physique stated it obtained 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII round 5.30 am.
Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune underneath the safety of two police automobiles, it stated.
“The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel,” it said.
The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg. Nearly 1.30 lakh well being employees from Mumbai have to this point registered for vaccination, in line with BMC officers.
Mumbai may have 72 inoculation centres, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated in a launch on Tuesday.
A minimal of 100 individuals shall be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which may have a group of 5 personnel who will confirm the SMS despatched to the particular person to be inoculated, her or his id and administer the vaccine.
“The necessary arrangement of electricity, Internet and webcasting service has been made at all these centres,” Tope stated 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 instances 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.