Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday launched a new campaign. The Mumbai civic body has decided to introduce door-to-door vaccination for bed-ridden people. This campaign is an initiative on a pilot basis for the disabled battling the coronavirus.
The immunisation has begun for those bedridden due to various physical and medical symptoms.
On Friday, several prisoners were given a dose of vaccine for the elderly at Niranjan Wagh’s house Jogeshwari. Of those who received their dose, at least three were over the age of 95, and the rest were above 75. Most of the people at the centre have not met their family and loved ones for more than a year.
The Mumbai civic body is working side by side with the NGO Project Mumbai. Details such as name, age, address, contact number, who is lying on the bed and who needs vaccination have been sought by the civic agency.
So far, the body has identified 4,488 bedded citizens who need vaccination.
Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani said, “We chose this area because it has more hospitals, especially the civic-run Seven Hills Hospital. In case of emergency after vaccination, we will be in a better position to rush beneficiaries to this faculty.”
Kakani also said, “Through this, once the campaign is massive in Mumbai, BMC will be able to follow its procedures and enhance its processes.”
The BMC had received 1,80,000 vaccine doses on Thursday.
People who are bedridden and want to be vaccinated can send the details of the person to email@example.com.