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Centre denies door-to-door Vaccination policy

The central government has come up with a special scheme to reach out to the people at the grassroots level. This is an attempt to reach out to as many people as possible.

Centre denies door-to-door Vaccination policy
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According to the latest report, the central government has clarified that it has no policy on door-to-door vaccination.

Earlier, the reports emerged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has written to the Centre requesting it to allow conducting door-to-door vaccination for the elderly and differently-abled who are unable to move and travel long distances.

In this regard, the Additional Secretary (Health) of Mumbai Municipal Corporation Suresh Kakani said that there are about 1.5 lakh people in Mumbai who are bedridden or disabled. These people cannot go to the vaccination centre to get inoculated. Hence, on behalf of such people, the civic body had sought permission from the Center. However, as per reports, the central government officials told BMC that there was no such policy. Had this permission been granted, many people would have been benefited.

In a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner, Andheri West BJP MP Amit Satam had stated that the slum vaccination campaign was getting little response. Satam also demanded that the corporation should conduct a door-to-door vaccination campaign for the benefit of 100 or more citizens. He had said that such a campaign was a great success in Chennai.

The central government has come up with a special scheme to reach out to the people at the grassroots level. This is an attempt to reach out to as many people as possible.  

The official also said that the best way to control coronavirus is to vaccinate as many people as possible and many countries have launched similar vaccination campaigns.

The official also explained why the door-to-door vaccination drive would not be successful. He said, "A beneficiary has to be kept under observation to check for any reactions. However, if the civic body starts vaccinated at home, this might take a lot of time and make the vaccination process needlessly slower.

The total number of recipients that have got the COVID-19 vaccine shots in Maharashtra has reached 57,62,601 with 2,31,277 taking the jab on Sunday, March 28, a health official notified.

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