Navi Mumbai received about 21,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday which will benefit around 19,085 government and private health workers, registered with the NMMC, in the first phase of inoculation drive. In accordance with the Government directives, the city has finalised 5 vaccination centres which will be conducting phase one of COVID-19 immunisation drive. These include civic body-run Vashi and Airoli hospitals, DY Patil Hospital in Nerul, Apollo Hospital in Belapur and Reliance Hospital in Khairane MIDC.
Navi Mumbai prepares to launch COVID vaccination drive
Navi Mumbai civic body and neighbouring municipalities received the coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday, soon after they reached the Thane district. Preparing to list about 19,085 beneficiaries, the NMMC has finalised upon 5 vaccination centres in the city, each equipped to tackle 100 persons a day. Besides these, the civic body has set-up about 50 additional vaccine sites in the municipal area to smoothly run the inoculation drive in the forthcoming phases. These secondary drives will vaccinate frontline essential workers, including police, security, sanitation and other municipal employees involved in Covid control activities.
As per reports, doses will be administered on the basis of beneficiary registration with the NMMC. Further, order registration of the CoWIN mobile app will authorise the date-time slot of the booster shot. Post the vaccination drill, each receiver will get a handbill which will highlight four important messages in the observation room, informed officials.
Earlier, the Municipal Commissioner had issued orders appointing Dr Ratnaprabha Chavan as the person-in-charge of the Navi Mumbai covid vaccination drive. Three divisional nodal officers have also been appointed to assist her to supervise the immunisation programme at centres falling under their jurisdictive division.