Dharavi: Social Distancing Rules Flouted During COVID Vaccination Drive

Dharavi: Social Distancing Rules Flouted During COVID Vaccination Drive

Hundreds lined up near a vaccination centre in Mumbai’s Dharavi on Sunday, violating essential COVID-19 norms. The vaccination drive was arranged outside Prajapathi Hall by Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale. 

However, since there were no clear directions on when their turn would arrive, people started lining up for their vaccines as early as 6 AM. 

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The vaccination finally began at 9 AM and was cut short at 11:15 AM with the organizers saying that they ran out of doses. They also alleged that people from distant places appeared for their jabs, thus leading to “crowding” at the site.

“This is not a government or BMC-run center. It’s organised by our MP Shewale. We have already vaccinated 10,000 people and will continue when we get more vaccines. Today the stock was limited,” an organizer was quoted as saying by News18

The halting of vaccinations understandably angered a few people present at the site. “I’m here since 6am. They started the drive at 9am and it’s 11am now. How can 1,000 vaccines be administered in two hours? I know only 300 people were standing in front of me so I don’t understand,” one individual said. 

“I’m a resident, I’ve been coming here since four days, there is complete mismanagement,” another person said.

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