Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) vaccinated 108 inmates from Thane central jail and 100 patients from Thane mental hospital after an independent vaccination centre was set up on Tuesday.
"Around 108 inmates from Thane jail and 100 patients from Thane mental hospital were vaccinated on Tuesday. These inmates and patients were mostly above the age of 45. Also, most of them didn't have any identification documents. Our aim is to get each and every resident vaccinated," said Sandeep Malvi, Public Relation Officer and Deputy Municipal Commissioner of TMC.
Sources from the Thane Municipal corporation said that around 100 male and 8 female inmates were vaccinated on the first day after the inauguration of the vaccination centre. A team of three doctors and two nurses carried out the vaccination at Thane jail. Another team of doctors and nurses were deployed at the Thane mental hospital.
"Most of the inmates didn't have Aadhar card or valid documents required for vaccination. We had written to the corporation for an independent centre, which will help speed up the vaccination drive. We have a total of 4000 inmates and vaccinating each and every inmate is our priority. We have asked the authorities to speed up the vaccination drive to curb the virus," an official said.
"We are happy and thank the corporation for setting up a vaccination centre inside the jail," said Harshad Ahirrao, Superintendent of Thane central jail.
Similarly, on Tuesday, the TMC has also vaccinated 30 leprosy patients from Kopri area in Thane.