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BMC receives 1,50,000 doses of Covishield, says IS Chahal

On Sunday, April 25, a mere 38 of the total 132 vaccination centres were operational in the city, owing to a shortage of vaccine doses. Till Sunday, BMC had vaccinated 3.67 lakh people with both doses and 18.69 lakh people with the first dose.

BMC receives 1,50,000 doses of Covishield, says IS Chahal
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on Sunday, April 25, said that the civic body has received a fresh stock of 1,50,000 vaccine doses of Covishield and 8,000 doses of Covaxin.

Therefore, all the vaccination centres in the city will be functional from today, April 26. However, BMC officials also stated that there is a possibility that few private hospitals may not begin vaccination or start it late on Monday as few private hospitals are yet to purchase the doses from BMC. The purchase process will start at 8 am on Monday, April 26.

Moreover, he mentioned that Covaxin will be available only at selected centres for the second dose due to extremely limited stock.

There are 132 vaccination centres in the city, however, only around 30 vaccination centres, majorly private centres, were shut owing to running out of stock.

On Sunday, April 25, a mere 38 of the total 132 vaccination centres were operational in the city, owing to a shortage of vaccine doses. Till Sunday, BMC had vaccinated 3.67 lakh people with both doses and 18.69 lakh people with the first dose.

According to reports, in the coming days, the city is also expected to get vaccine vans that will be parked in several areas for carrying out vaccination drive aggressively in the city.

Moreover, in the last week, the civic body had received over 2 lakh doses of the coronavirus vaccine that will soon be distributed to government and civic vaccination centres.

While, the BMC plans to start new vaccination centres, private hospitals, on the other hand, are still struggling to vaccinate people due to the unavailability of doses.

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