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BMC to award certificates to housing societies in Mumbai with 100% vaccinated residents

it has been observed the pace of vaccination in Mumbai has slowed down in the last few days. Despite adequate stocks available, about 50 per cent of vaccines remain unused daily.

BMC to award certificates to housing societies in Mumbai with 100% vaccinated residents
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Recently, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) came up with an innovative idea of awarding certificates to housing societies in which all the residents are fully vaccinated.

The corporation will issue certificates to the buildings where 100% of the residents have been vaccinated. This certificate will be affixed by the ward health officer on the gates of the buildings or on other facades. According to the civic body this initiative is named as "My Society Responsible Society".  

As per BMC, a certificate will be awarded to the buildings with 100 per cent vaccinated residents which they need to display it at the entrance gate. In addition, each certificate will also represent a unique QR code that will provide information of all the nearby vaccination centre in their areas.

The Municipal Health Department has asked all the 24 wards to collect information on vaccination of buildings in each ward. Accordingly, ward health officials have been directed to collect details of all the housing societies in their areas following which these certificates will be handed out to them.

Moreover, it has been observed the pace of vaccination in Mumbai has slowed down in the last few days. Despite adequate stocks available, about 50 per cent of vaccines remain unused daily.

On January 16, coronavirus vaccination drive had begun and by October 12, 2021, about 1.29 crore citizens have been vaccinated so far. Under the Mission Kavach Kundal campaign, 1.50 lakhs to 2 lakh people were expected to be vaccinated in Mumbai every day. However, at present, only 50,000 to 90,000 people are vaccinated every day at public vaccination centers in Mumbai.

Also Read: Mumbai may take some time to hit the 100% vaccination mark, says BMC

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