Mumbai acquired 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 will likely be delivered throughout the 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 acquired 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 below 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 said.
The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg. Practically 1.30 lakh well being staff from Mumbai have to date registered for vaccination, in accordance with BMC officers.
Mumbai could have 72 inoculation centres, state Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned in a launch on Tuesday.
A minimal of 100 folks will likely be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which could have a staff 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 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 contemporary circumstances on Tuesday, Mumbai’s cumulative COVID-19 depend has reached 2,99,796, whereas the demise toll has gone as much as 11,202, as per official figures.