Mumbai’s COVID-19 vaccination to halt due to lack of vaccines: Mayor

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Mumbai's COVID-19 vaccination to halt due to lack of vaccines: Mayor
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Mumbai, April 8

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The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai will come to a halt from Friday because the inventory of vaccine doses within the metropolis is about to finish, Mayor Kishori Pednekar mentioned.

Talking to PTI on Thursday, she mentioned that the vaccination drive might proceed provided that the town receives sufficient quantity of doses.

“The vaccination drive in the city will definitely come to a halt from Friday…Only if the city gets the supply (of vaccines), the drive will continue,” Pednekar mentioned.

“The existing stock of vaccine doses could last only till today(Thursday) evening and Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has also declared about it,” she added.

This is for the primary time that Maharashtra goes via such “worst situation”, she mentioned, and held the Union authorities liable for it.

The mayor mentioned that due to the scarcity of vaccines, it might be troublesome for the authorities to administer the second dose of vaccines to these individuals who have gotten the primary dose to this point.

Meanwhile, a number of civic-run in addition to non-public hospitals within the metropolis have put up boards exterior their premises, which learn that due to the unavailability of vaccines, the vaccination course of can’t be carried out.

The well being division officers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), nonetheless, didn’t reply to the question associated to vaccination.

Till April 7, over 15.52 lakh vaccine doses had been administered to the individuals, together with the important companies employees and frontline staff within the metropolis. Of them, greater than 1.72 lakh individuals got a second dose of the vaccines.

Health Minister Rajesh Tope had on Wednesday mentioned that many inoculation centres in Maharashtra are being shut due to the scarcity of coronavirus vaccine. — PTI 

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