BMC And Government-Run Vaccination Centres To Be Shut In Mumbai On Wednesday

In the backdrop of Maharashtra crossing the four-crore threshold of providing vaccines to its citizens, Mumbai curtails its vaccination drive on Wednesday due to the unavailability of doses.

BMC And Government-Run Vaccination Centres To Be Shut In Mumbai On Wednesday

Owing to the non-availability of vaccine doses in Mumbai, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai informed that no vaccination drive will be conducted in the city on Wednesday.

Additionally, a day prior, a mere 58 of the 309 vaccination centres operated by the government and the civic authority functioned due to the same reason.

These events occurred in the midst of Maharashtra crossing the four-crore mark of providing the jabs to its citizens. This commendable achievement occurred in less than a month because of an increase in stock, claim officials. On June 26, Maharashtra touched the three-crore mark, similarly, it reached the two-crore mark on May 13.

The state has time and again brought to the Center’s attention the shortage of vaccines that it has faced whilst vaccinating its adult population.

Health Minister Rajesh Tope had too mentioned at the Assembly the depleting nature of the vaccines even though Maharashtra is the state with the highest number of vaccinated people. This depleting stock of vaccines is adversely affecting the vaccination drive in many districts in the state, he said.

On July 20, 2021, Mumbai reported 351 new cases, whilst 525 positive patients recovered and were discharged. The island city registered 10 deaths, with the recovery rate now at 97%. 

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