Greater than 35 thousand beneficiaries had been administered with Covid-19 doses in Mumbai on Wednesday and Thursday, as civic and state authorities operated hospitals had suspended their drive as a consequence of scarcity of doses.
As per the figures shared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC), as many as 35,429 beneficiaries had been inoculated on Wednesday and Thursday until 7 pm. They embrace – 19,833 beneficiaries between age group 18-44 years, 11,477 beneficiaries between 45-59 years of age, 4045 senior residents and 11 HCWs and FLWs.
The figures additionally embrace 41 lactating moms, 16 pregnant girls and 6 specifically abled residents. Vaccination in all civic and authorities hospitals had been suspended on Wednesday and Thursday and BMC officers stated that these beneficiaries had been inoculated solely on non-public hospitals.
In response to Suresh Kakani – further municipal commissioner and incharge of public well being within the BMC, the civic physique has obtained 61,200 doses of vaccines, which embrace 50,000 doses of Covishield and 11,200 doses of Covaxin.
Kakani stated that further consignment of vaccines are anticipated to reach on Saturday as these wouldn’t final greater than a day as greater than 90 thousand beneficiaries are taking Covid-19 doses recurrently.
“If we do not get sufficient doses by Saturday, then there’s an opportunity that vaccination in a few of the BMC and state authorities run centres could be cancelled once more on Saturday,” Kakani advised FPJ.