Mumbai civic body targets
vaccinations per day
With an aim to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the
Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation has set a target of
inoculating one lakh people in the city every day, BMC officials
said on Tuesday.
Currently, 40,000 to 45,000 people are being given vaccine shots
here in a day at around 85 immunization centers, including 54
private hospitals, they said.
On Monday, 44,683 people received vaccine shots in Mumbai,
according to the civic body.
During a review meeting last week, BMC Commissioner Iqbal
Singh Chahal set the target of immunising one lakh people per
day, specially after the government permitted round-the-clock
vaccination in private hospitals, civic officials said.
With the addition of new vaccination centres and increasing the
number of hours of the immunization drive every day, the target
can be achieved, they said.
Highlighting the reasons for speeding up the inoculation process,
the civic body in a release last week said there are around 30 lakh
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