Covid vaccine shortage hits drive in Mumbai

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Covid vaccine shortage hits drive in Mumbai
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Mumbai, April 9

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Several vaccination centres throughout Mumbai, together with a jumbo COVID-19 facility in enterprise district BKC, suspended inoculation on Friday morning because of a shortage of doses, BMC sources stated.

The remaining centres are more likely to droop the vaccination drive by afternoon or night because the accessible inventory is quick depleting, in keeping with the sources.

Meanwhile, Mumbai is anticipated to stand up to 1.80 lakh contemporary doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) govt well being officer Mangala Gomare advised PTI.

According to the sources, as many as 75 of the 120 centres, primarily at non-public hospitals, suspended vaccination on Friday morning because of unavailability of doses, whereas another centres suspended the drive inside a couple of hours after the inventory obtained over.

The jumbo COVID-19 centre at BKC, the place the civic physique has arrange a mega inoculation facility, additionally suspended vaccination after administering lower than 200 doses accessible in inventory, a health care provider from the centre stated.

On Thursday, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had advised PTI that because of a shortage of doses, the vaccination drive will come to halt in any respect centres in Mumbai from Friday, and sought rapid provides to replenish the present inventory.

The civic physique of Mumbai had claimed it had suspended vaccination at 25 centres in non-public hospitals on Thursday because of unavailability of doses.

Asked concerning the scenario, Gomare stated the centres the place vaccine doses have run out of inventory have suspended the drive, however actual particulars weren’t accessible. PTI 

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