Mumbai: BMC launches mobile Covid-19 vaccination units | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday rolled out four mobile Covid-19 vaccination units to vaccinate HIV patients, commercial sex workers (CSWs), construction workers, migrant workers and street vendors. The initiative, Vaccine on Wheels, supported by the American India Foundation to vaccinate the community members who are neglected was launched by additional municipal commissioner (Health) Suresh Kakani.
These mobile units will give vaccination free of cost.
“BMC has prepared a list of such communities. For this, help was sought from the Mumbai district AIDS Control Society, street vendors unions and other NGOs. Each mobile unit will have one trained doctor, two nurses, two medical assistants and ambulance drivers. They will be provided with laptops and a WiFi facility so that they can register on the Cowin portal and issue certificates to beneficiaries. The number of such mobile centres will also be increased as required,” said a BMC official.
On the first day, 50 street vendors and 25 CSWs were vaccinated.

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