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Mumbai gives 20 lakh doses since January, reaches vax milestone | Mumbai News – Times of India

Mumbai gives 20 lakh doses since January, reaches vax milestone | Mumbai News - Times of India

MUMBAI: The city reached the milestone of administering 20 lakh vaccine doses on Monday since the Covid inoculation drive started in January. However, vaccination numbers remained low for the second consecutive day due to shortage of doses.
On Monday, as many as 31 private centres couldn’t administer a single dose as they had run out of vaccine stocks. Several public hospitals were hit too. At R N Cooper Hospital in Juhu, for instance, only those coming for their first doses were given the jab. Many dropping in towards the latter half of the day were asked to visit later. Mumbaikars have also been facing difficulty to book appointments for a second dose on Co-Win, although people are getting the vaccine when they walk into the centres directly.
A total of 35,309 people got vaccinated on Monday, which was slightly more than Sunday’s turnout of 27,189, but much lower than the high of 50,000 that Mumbai had hit in the first two weeks. Additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani said they are expecting some vaccine doses to reach the city on Tuesday. Of the 20 lakh doses, 7.7 lakh have been given to senior citizens, nearly 6.7 lakh to people above 45 years, nearly 3 lakh to frontliners and 2.7 lakh to healthcare workers.
The state-wide vaccination numbers for Sunday too showed a stark drop. As many as 1,27,079 people could get vaccinated, a huge drop from the state’s average of 3.5 lakh. On good days, Maharashtra has managed to inoculate upto 4.7 lakh people in one day. State officials said the erratic supply has hit the momentum of the vaccination drive.

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