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All vaccination centers in Mumbai to resume operations on April 26

As per reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received over 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine. However, the stock of covaxin is still not upto the mark. Mumbai Mayor has also asked citizens to enquire before reaching the centre.

All vaccination centers in Mumbai to resume operations on April 26
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state of Maharashtra are increasing exponentially. Amidst this rise, the central government has announced that the phase 3 of COVID vaccination drive will begin from May 1, 2021, whereby citizens above the age of 18 will be able to get vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the state, on Sunday, April 25, 2021, informed that one and a half lakh doses of Covishield vaccine have been made available in Mumbai. Keeping this in mind, all vaccination centers in Mumbai will start on Monday, April 26, 2021, confirmed Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. Although Covishield vaccine is available, officials have stated that the stocks of covaxin is still limited, and as a result, the vaccine will only be available at certain centers for those taking the second dose.

The administration has also started distributing the same to government and private vaccination centers as it is said to ensure a smooth vaccination drive in Mumbai. Experts believe that this could last for at least three days, from Monday, April 26 to Wednesday April 28, 2021.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had organized a press conference and informed that vaccination has started at 37 places including seven private hospitals, 30 government hospitals and vaccination centers in the city. She also appealed to the people to enquire first and then go for vaccination as this will help in avoiding inconvenience.

As per BMC reports, vaccination drive is currently being conducted at Mittal Hospital, Criticare Hospital, Tunga Hospital, Lifeline Multispeciality Hospital, Shivam Hospital, Kohinoor Hospital, Enlox Hospital in Mumbai. Through the municipality, it is being conducted at JJ Hospital, Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital, Kasturba Hospital, KEM Hospital, Tata Hospital, SAIS Hospital, V. N. Desai Hospital, Bhabha Hospital, Hridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care Center, Cooper Hospital, Topiwala Hospital, Gokuldham Maternity Hospital, Meenatai Thackeray Vaccination Center, Sakhapatil Hospital, Malvani Government Hospital, Choksi Maternity Hospital, Appapada Maternity Hospital, and Ambedkar Hospital.

Mayor Pednekar also informed that vaccines are also being offered for free at government and municipal hospitals in the city.

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