BMC begins door to door vaccination in mumbai

The state government had planned the same for the elderly citizens and the program has also been implemented in other parts of India like Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.

BMC begins door to door vaccination in mumbai

The state government of Maharashtra along with the respective municipalities have been focused on vaccinating a large number of people across the state. However, many citizens have been facing problems at the vaccination centres and have also reported long queues and waiting period. 

Keeping this in mind, and with an aim to address these concerns, officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have planned to begin door to door vaccination program in Mumbai. The permission has been sought from the concerned departments and the campaign is now being run across different societies in the city. 

Meanwhile, the central government has not released any policy or plan for the same, but similar program have been conducted earlier to support the disabled and the elderly citizens across the state. Associations have also been requesting the same as this will save a lot of trouble for many people in Mumbai. 

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On the other hand, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for the central government, told the Bombay High Court that currently there is no plan to make such initiatives as a part of the national policy. However, the Maharashtra government had planned this for the elderly citizens in the state and similar programs have been implemented in other parts of India like Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. Observing this, the High Court said that the Maharashtra government can also take a decision on its own, which the civic bodies would have to follow.

To ensure ease and hassle-free experience during the vaccination, the BMC had also started drive-in camps across several malls in Mumbai. This was to benefit senior citizens, where they had to visit selected malls in Mumbai and get the vaccine without leaving their vehicles. Camps were planned at the parking lots of the malls, and this move was highly appreciated by the citizens. 

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A few days back, CM Uddhav Thackeray also emphasised on fastening COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of third wave as the COVID-19 task force has warned the officials about the predicted third wave to hit the state in the next two months and vaccinating the citizens could help in controlling the spread.

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