BMC To Begin Home Vaccination Drive For Bed-Ridden Patients From Friday

BMC will initiate the vaccination program for bed-ridden patients from 30 July, starting from the K-East Ward.

BMC To Begin Home Vaccination Drive For Bed-Ridden Patients From Friday

As reported by the PTI, the BMC will be commencing its home vaccination drive for bed-ridden patients on a trial basis from Friday. This is part of its initiative to inoculate a large section of its population against the coronavirus.

This drive will begin in the K-East ward that has within its purview, Andheri East, Marol and Chakala areas to name a few. The BMC, according to reports, released a statement on Thursday afternoon, that citizens who were bed-ridden owing to physical or medical reasons will be vaccinated starting 30 July through this drive.

Covaxin doses will be offered, through the exercise based on the instructions of an expert committee. Additionally, the entire vaccination process will be undertaken in the attendance of professionals whilst ensuring that all precautions are undertaken, cite reports.

The BMC has acknowledged the request for home vaccination from those who are confined to their beds due to various reasons that include either physical or medical conditions. These individuals are thus, incapable of going to the vaccination centres.

A medical certificate, highlighting that the individual who will be vaccinated will have to stay bed-ridden for a minimum of the next six months, with the consent of either the individual themselves or a relative, needs to be given to the authorities.

Project Mumbai, an NGO will be assisting the BMC in this drive. Once this drive is completed in the K-East ward, the exercise will be reviewed which will enable the authorities to consider elements for the next phase.

The civic authority has urged citizens to send the details of the bed-ridden patients on, reports claim that to date 4,466 citizen’s particulars have been received.

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