Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet minister Nawab Malik has said that the government will make provisions to vaccinate people who are unable to reach the vaccination centres over disabilities or other issues.
“We are carrying out the vaccination drive in a big fashion in Mumbai and Maharashtra. More than 50% of the people have been vaccinated. The second dose has been given to a large number of people. Even the disabled and bedridden will be given vaccines in a faster pace,” Malik said.
The minister further added, “Now the Centre has said the same and the state has already discussed this earlier. Provisions will be made to ensure that all those who cannot reach the vaccination centres get the vaccine at their homes.”
On September 23, Maharashtra recorded 3,320 new Covid-19 cases and 61 deaths. The count of active cases in Maharashtra now stands at 39,191. With Mumbai having 5,562 active cases, Thane having 5,833, Pune having 9,807, some districts are still reporting high numbers.
Meanwhile, Mumbai still has 375 critical cases as per the latest count. On September 23, Mumbai recorded 497 new cases and five deaths. The count of active Covid-19 cases has reached 4,801. Notably for Mumbai, the active sealed buildings have yet again shown an increase. The current count is 51.
Officials opine that within the next 10 days, they will have a fair idea whether the crowd gathering during the Dahi Handi and Ganeshotsav festivals in Mumbai resulted Covid-19 spread.
(with inputs from India Today)
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