BMC begins special vaccination drive at Aarey | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: BMC started a special drive to vaccinate people in tribal padas of Aarey colony, where coverage has been suboptimal due to access. BMC said 1,997 people were vaccinated at Khambacha pada in Aarey on Monday.
The drive for vaccination of bed-ridden people saw a better response on the second day. BMC said 62 bed-ridden people were vaccinated on Monday. The corporation and NGO Project Mumbai have started vaccination of people who cannot reach a vaccination centre due to physical or mental illness. The pilot run of the drive was held on Friday, where 37 people were vaccinated from K east. Monday’s drive was extended to K west.
Additional municipal commissioner said extra initiatives are being taken to ensure majority of the city’s population was vaccinated as businesses gear up for normalcy. “At Aarey colony in Goregaon, access was an issue. Many people couldn’t reach the centres or have access to phones and internet to book appointments,” he said, adding that the estimated population of unvaccinated people at Aarey and areas inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park may be 8,000-10,000. The vaccination centre at Khambacha pada was inaugurated by Mumbai suburban guardian minister Aaditya Thackeray.
The city on Monday administered 77,511 doses, taking the total of vaccines administered in Mumbai to 73 lakh.

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