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Reliance Foundation & BMC to provide 3 lakh doses to slum dwellers in Mumbai

In a bid to bolster Mumbai's immunity against the coronavirus, the Reliance Foundation and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have decided to cater 3 lakh vaccine doses for the benefit of the underprivileged in Mumbai's slums. The drive will benefit people of about 50 city slums, officials reportedly stated on Monday.

A 3-month drive will be conducted for this, under the supervision of Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. Localities like Dharavi, Worli, Colaba, Wadala, Pratikshanagar, Kamathipura, Mankhurd, Chembur, Govandi and Bhandup will be included in this scheme.

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Private hospitals in Mumbai to conduct COVID vaccination drive in slums

The Brihanumumbai Municipal Corporation has kickstarted its agenda on looping in private hospitals to expand the COVID vaccination coverage in Mumbai slums. As per reports, the Additional Municipal Commissioner (AMC) of the civic body has held talks with a couple of medical institutes in the city who have assured of an adequate number of doses and their willingness to vaccinate slum-dwellers. This is set to further widen the scope of immunisation in the state capital, against the virus.

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