As India's COVID-19 vaccination drive continues, several centres across the country had to halt the drive due to a shortage of vaccines. In Mumbai, while inoculation efforts continue, many centres under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have been shut, even as others operate with the caveat that it will only be operational till stocks last.
On Sunday, the BMC released an updated list of private, and state and MCGM run vaccination centres, making note of which ones were functioning smoothly. "Here is the list of vaccination centres that will be fully/partly functional or non-functional owing to the limited supply of vaccine," the caption read.
Maharashtra incidentally is under a lockdown of sorts as the western state looks to break the chain of infections.
A total of 37,489 beneficiaries received the dose of the vaccine on Saturday. Out of the total number of beneficiaries, 16,329 beneficiaries were senior citizens and 16,434 beneficiaries were citizens with co-morbidities between the age of 45-59.
Alongside this total of 32,991 beneficiaries were administered the Covishield vaccine and 4,498 were administered the Covaxin.
On Saturday, a total of 132 vaccination centres were active, these included 73 private hospitals and dispensaries, 17 state government-run hospitals and 42 civic-run hospitals. Total 57 private centres didn't take part in the drive, due to the non-availability of the vaccine.
Total 2,951 Frontline Workers and 1,775 Healthcare Workers were also inoculated on Saturday.
"We are vaccinating close to 35-40 thousand people daily now, after the stocks get refilled, we will be able to expand our target of beneficiaries," said a civic health official.