Shortage hits vaccination at 25 Mumbai hospitals: BMC

Amid a surge in COVID-19 instances, vaccination couldn’t happen at 25 non-public Mumbai hospitals resulting from a scarcity of doses on Thursday, town civic physique claimed.


IMAGE: A beneficiary stands outdoors a closed vaccination centre after the COVID-19 vaccine obtained out of inventory, in Mumbai, on Thursday. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a launch, mentioned the jabs could not be administered at 25 of the 71 accepted vaccination centres because the doses had run out of inventory at these non-public amenities.

However, doses got to eligible beneficiaries at the remaining centres, however the present inventory will final solely for a day and the civic physique is repeatedly making efforts to procure extra photographs, the discharge mentioned.

At current, the civic physique has activated 120 COVID-19 vaccination centres, 49 of them run by the Maharashtra authorities and the BMC, throughout Mumbai, it mentioned.

The launch mentioned 40,000 to 50,000 persons are given jabs at these centres on a regular basis.

The BMC mentioned it had acquired 17,09,550 vaccine doses till April 7.

Of these, 15,61,420 vaccine doses have been administered.

According to the civic physique launch, of the stability inventory (1,48,130), 44,810 are stored for the second dose as per the state authorities’s directive.

It means 1,03,320, doses had been accessible on Thursday morning and of these 40,000 to 50,000 vaccine doses used through the day, the discharge mentioned.

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