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More than 70 Vaccination Centres in Mumbai shut due to shortage; Here's all the details

The controversy over vaccine shortage started when Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said the state's vaccine stock would last for three days and the state has written to the Union health ministry informing it of the impending vaccine shortage.

More than 70 Vaccination Centres in Mumbai shut due to shortage; Here's all the details
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According to reports by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday, April 9, more than 70 vaccination centres have shut down in Mumbai after running out of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

As a result, private hospitals suspended vaccination on Friday morning, April 9, due to the unavailability of doses, while some other centres suspended the drive within a few hours after the stock got over.

Meanwhile, several civic body run vaccination centres ran out of the vaccination including jumbo vaccination centre at BKC, one of Mumbai's most important commercial zones. The jumbo COVID-19 centre at BKC suspended vaccination after administering less than 200 doses available in stock, due to which, protesters were seen outside crowding.

According to the BMC, the remaining centres are likely to suspend the vaccination drive by afternoon or evening as the available stock is fast depleting.

Mumbai has 120 centres to inoculate people. Forty-nine of the centres are run by the Maharashtra government and the BMC and 40,000 to 50,000 people are inoculated at each.

The Municipal Corporation Assistant Commissioner Kiran Dihgaonkar in a tweet informed about the vaccination centers where the corona vaccine has run out. According to the tweet, the vaccine doses are not available at Bandra BKC Covid Care Center, Sion Hospital, Seven Hill Hospital, Kasturbha Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Sarvaday Hospital Mahim, Podar Hospital and Kranti Savitrabai Phule Hospital in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, there has been a shortage of corona vaccine in many parts of the state for a long time. Corona vaccination centers in Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Panvel have been closed due to lack of vaccines.

NCP MP Supriya Sule also claimed that due to depletion of vaccine stocks at some vaccination centers in Pune, many citizens had to return without getting vaccinated.

Amid such reports, Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said she was informed that about 76.000 to 1 lakh doses are about to reach Mumbai, but Pednekar does not have any official information on that. She also stated that PM is serious and proactive about the issue but it seems that the people under the PM are not taking this issue with the same seriousness.

The controversy over vaccine shortage started on Wednesday when Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said the state's vaccine stock would last for three days and the state has written to the Union health ministry informing it of the impending vaccine shortage.

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