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Maharashtra Congress chief demands "door-to-door" vaccination

Moreover, he also mentioned that Maharashtra government should start the vaccination process in residential societies at the earliest. In his letter, he also explained why vaccinations should be done in housing societies.

Maharashtra Congress chief demands "door-to-door" vaccination
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Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Wednesday, April 21, urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take the COVID-19 vaccination drive door to door to cover the maximum population.

In a letter to the chief minister, Patole said since the immunisation drive has been opened to all adults from May 1, NGOs and private hospitals can be roped in to take it door-to-door.

"The vaccination drive for the 18-plus category will begin from May 1. However, the major challenge of containing the COVID-19 spread still persists. If the state government ropes in NGOs and private hospitals, door-to-door vaccination will be as successful as the one undertaken to eradicate polio," he said.

Instead of waiting for people to come to local health centres, it is better to approach them and inoculate, the state Congress chief said.

Moreover, he also mentioned that the Maharashtra government should start the vaccination process in residential societies at the earliest.

In his letter, he also explained that why vaccination should be done in housing societies. He said: “This will keep people indoors or within their limited premises. People will also not violate lockdown norms as they don’t have to venture out of their respective areas.”

Patole emphasised Congress’ commitment to ensuring that every eligible person is reached and covered through the vaccination drive.

Furthermore, countries such as the UK, US and Israel could prevail over the coronavirus challenge because they scaled up their vaccination drive and covered the maximum population, he said. The door-to-door vaccination will be especially useful in rural areas, where the population is scattered, Patole added. 

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