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62 private hospitals to resume vaccination drive today in Mumbai

The vaccination centres in the 71 private hospitals stopped functioning on April 10 and April 11 due to the shortage of vaccines. The inoculation drive, however, continued in civic and government hospitals.

62 private hospitals to resume vaccination drive today in Mumbai
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on Sunday, April 11, announced that the halted vaccination drive will resume at 62 of the 71 designated private hospitals in the megapolis from April 12.

The vaccination centres in the 71 private hospitals stopped functioning on April 10 and April 11 due to the shortage of vaccines. The inoculation drive, however, continued in civic and government hospitals.

About 40,000 to 50,000 people are being given the vaccine every day in Mumbai.

In Mumbai, 49 civic and government-run institutions are designated as vaccination centres while 71 private hospitals have the facility to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.

The BMC had announced that the exercise would resume in the private hospitals after the civic body gets adequate stock of the doses.

On Saturday, April 9, 2021, the civic body mentioned that approximately 99,000 doses of Covishield were made available in Mumbai, which, as per the directions issued by the government, will be supplied to state-run vaccination centres.

Later, on April 10, 1,34,970 doses were received. The BMC received a total of 2,33,970 doses in the last two days. The civic body has disbursed some stock to the private hospitals.

Meanwhile, Mumbai's mayor Kishori Pednekar had stated that many vaccination centres in Mumbai which do not have the supply of vaccines will be non-operational for the time being. She had confirmed that more than 76,000 doses were expected to reach Mumbai, but no official confirmation was received regarding the matter, from the Centre.

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