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Mumbai: All fully vaccinated patients recovered after Covid infection, BMC survey reveals

This analysis was conducted by BMC’s D Ward, which comprises Malabar Hill, Grant Road, Chowpatty, Altamount Road, Peddar Road and Tardeo, to understand the ground situation.

Mumbai: All fully vaccinated patients recovered after Covid infection, BMC survey reveals
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An analysis by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed that 60 per cent of citizens were infected with COVID-19, 90 days after getting their second dose. 

The survey of 158 fully vaccinated citizens was done in South Mumbai, of which 95 citizens detected coronavirus.

However, only five vaccinated citizens had to be hospitalised due to complications and most importantly all of them had recovered. BMC found zero causality in its analysis conducted for August month.

This analysis was conducted by BMC’s D Ward, which comprises Malabar Hill, Grant Road, Chowpatty, Altamount Road, Peddar Road and Tardeo,  to understand the ground situation. 

According to the survey, a total of 460 cases of COVID-19 cases were reported in 'D' ward last month. Out of them, 158 citizens had taken both doses. Statistics show that 95 people, or 60 per cent, had been vaccinated 90 days ago.

The civic officials said that all the citizens were recovered. However, only five patients had to be hospitalized due to complications related to the disease. Fortunately, they were also cured.

“I did this analysis to assess the situation in my ward. Overall, the analysis shows that there is an advantage to being vaccinated. My ward also has a tendency to self-test. Many citizens are travelling after a break and then testing themselves. This in a way helps to limit early tracing, treatment and spread,” explained Prashant Gaikwad, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, D Ward.

As many as 10,479,458 vaccines have been administered in the city till Saturday and 3,068,742 or 30 lakh people have been fully vaccinated. The highest number of vaccinated citizens is between 18 and 45 years of age. In which 4,886,197 citizens have taken at least one dose.

Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the State Covid Task Force, said, “The analysis is clear that vaccination helps, so I would once again urge citizens to get vaccinated. However, we need to understand that all vaccines are currently approved for emergency use, and in the coming months we will receive improved versions of the vaccine to combat coronavirus.”

Dr Madhav Sathe, former Professor of Microbiology, Nair Hospital, said, “No vaccine is 100% effective. But whether a person who has taken both doses will suffer from the infection will depend on many factors, such as the person's occupational risk. It depends on whether a person has an illness, how old they are or if they are taking immunosuppressive drugs.”

Dr Sathe further stated, "However, it is clear that no one has contracted the serious form of COVID-19 after being vaccinated. Very few people had to be hospitalized and the death toll was zero. Also, another important factor is adherence to the Covid-19 protocol after vaccination.

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