Indore: Three drive-in vaccine centres, 85 testing facilities begin in the city

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 10:48 PM IST
article-image
A health worker inoculates a dose of a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to a man on an auto-rickshaw at a drive-in vaccination centre set up at a shopping mall in Mumbai on May 21, 2021. (Representative Photo) | (Photo by AFP)

Indore: Indore Municipal Corporation on Tuesday started “Drive-in Dhanwantari Vaccination Centres” in three assembly constituencies and Covid-19 testing facilities in all 85 wards in the city on Tuesday.

One vaccination centre has been setup at Dalalbagh on VIP Road in Indore-1 assembly constituency, second at Kanakeshwari Devi Ground near Madan Mahal Garden in Indore-2 assembly constituency and third one at Nehru Stadium in Indore-5 assembly constituency.

Water resource minister and district incharge Tulsiram Silawat was present at the inauguration of drive-in centres at Dalalbagh and Nehru Stadium whereas Kanakeshwari Devi Ground centre was inaugurated by MP Shankar Lalwani.

Silawat hailed the move of IMC for setting up vaccination centres. He stated that people should come out in large numbers and get themselves vaccinated so that they can be safe from coronavirus and can ensure safety of their family members as well.

He stated that people would get vaccine shot while they are in/on their vehicles so the chances of getting infection from people coming to centre will be almost zero.

Municipal commissioner Pratibha Pal stated that the IMC has planned one centre at each six assembly constituencies in the city. “Centres in remaining three constituencies will be setup shortly,” she added.

The first and second doses of Covishield vaccine are administered to people above the age of 45 at these centres.

Registration will be done on spot when people will drive into the centres premises. People will be inoculated while they are in/on their vehicles.

Meanwhile, Pal said that one Covid-19 testing centre has been also started in each of 85 wards in the municipal limits from Tuesday. At these centres, the Covid-19 test facility is available at cheaper rates. RTPCR test is done for Rs 600, Covid-19 profile test for Rs 1300, CBC CRP blood test for Rs 300 as well as all other blood type tests at cheaper rates.

Pal said that these Covid-19 test centers will be setup in collaboration with the Central Lab, Sodani Diagnostic Clinic and Newburgh Supratech Reference Laboratory and Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science .

The test report will be given within 24 hours. For information about your nearest Covid-19 check centre, click on this link: https://bit.ly/3yQqpG7

Indore model to be implemented in state

Urban administration and housing minister Bhupendra Singh hailed the Indore model of drive-in vaccination centres and Covid-19 testing facilities at ward level at cheaper rates.

He stated that all the municipal corporations will be directed to adopt the Indore model of drive-in vaccination centre and Covid-19 testing facility at ward level. He stated that such positive moves will go long way to check spread of coronavirus infection.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Amid political crisis, Sena MP Sanjay Raut summoned by ED in Patra Chawl land scam case

Amid political crisis, Sena MP Sanjay Raut summoned by ED in Patra Chawl land scam case

Sangli mass suicide: Probe reveals family members were poisoned to death, two held

Sangli mass suicide: Probe reveals family members were poisoned to death, two held

G7 Bonhomie: PM Modi meets Biden, Macron, Trudeau

G7 Bonhomie: PM Modi meets Biden, Macron, Trudeau

Maharashtra political crisis live update: One more Sena MLA likely to join Eknath Shinde camp...

Maharashtra political crisis live update: One more Sena MLA likely to join Eknath Shinde camp...

Mira Bhayandar: Rs.1.5 Lakh shocker for bizman in fake power bill scam

Mira Bhayandar: Rs.1.5 Lakh shocker for bizman in fake power bill scam