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Paediatric Task Force to guide Mumbai & other Maha districts ahead of possible third COVID wave

With the continuous onslaught of coronavirus infection among children, the state of Maharashtra has decided to constitute a COVID Paediatric Task Force in Mumbai, Pune and all other districts. The state Health Minister informed that this special team has been marked as a proactive control measure, in view of a probable 'third wave' of coronavirus infection, expected to hit soon. The force will guide the state to adopt effective COVID treatment for children and curtail the infection rise with the help of paediatric treatment protocols.

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All wards in Mumbai to get their own drive-in COVID vaccination centres to avoid overcrowding!

After the effective success of Mumbai's first drive-in vaccination centre at Dadar, the BMC has decided to expand the initiative and set up a similar service across each ward. Reportedly, at least 7 wards in the city are slated to kickstart drive-through inoculation services by tomorrow as per the directives issued by the BMC Municipal Commissioner on Thursday. These centres will specially cater to senior citizens, but only on an appointment basis. These beneficiaries no longer need to step out of their vehicles to get the vaccine.

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COVID war rooms set up by Mumbai civic body are driving the dip in city's COVID numbers!

Buzzing with calls round the clock, the COVID war rooms set up by BMC in all its municipal wards have become key decelerators of the plummeting infections in the city. Through this bifurcated system, a number of designated officials at these centres are regularly addressing the concerns of COVID positive or symptomatic individuals. With the help of daily records of all infected citizens, the authorities maintain a vigilant check on their health condition and work actively to provide the required assistance.

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Over 72k calls received by Mumbai civic body's mental health helpline since its launch last year

The one thing that has been common amid us all during the course of this pandemic, is the implication of these horrid times on our mental health. Keeping this in view, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation launched its helpline, Mpower, in April 2020 to assist people facing mental health issues. Now, BMC has stated that the helpline has received over 72,000 calls, ever since they started last year. Amongst these callers, the officials mentioned that the majority were men, worried about their job security, health issues, amid others, primarily because of the ongoing pandemic.

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BMC flags off 5 new vaccination centres in Mumbai to boost ongoing COVID-19 inoculation drive!

In a bid to boost COVID inoculation activities in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday, flagged off 5 new vaccination centres. These centres will operate from 9 AM to 5 PM, in limited capacities, i.e, while walk-ins are permitted (for the second dose), the administration of COVID jab will depend on the availability of stocks. As of today, the vaccination booths in Mumbai are working with only a 20% walk-in allotment.

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