Responding positively to the requests of starting special vaccination facilities for physically challenged and bed-ridden citizens by the political parties and social organisations, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will start a walk-in vaccination centre for the citizens with limited mobility.
The local NCP unit on the other hand wants the civic administration to start conducting a door-to-door drive to vaccinate senior citizens, physically challenged and bed-ridden citizens living in the twin-city. In his letter to the municipal commissioner, former municipal corporator Dr Asif Shaikh stated that there are around 3,000 physically challenged and bed-ridden people who are unable to visit the vaccination centres and arrangements should be made to vaccinate them at their homes or housing complexes/ tenements.
“The health department should prepare a list of beneficiaries and depute medical teams which will go and vaccinate them with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols,” said Shaikh. “Arrangements have been made on the ground floor of Late Moreshwar Patil Hall in Bhayandar (east) to inoculate physically challenged citizens on a walk-in basis from 10 am to 4 pm from 2, June,” said municipal commissioner Dilip Dhole.
Meanwhile, Shaikh also met deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar seeking provision of 12 lakh vaccines, 100 ventilators and special package of Rs 50 crore to the MBMC to combat the pandemic in a much more effective manner. Necessary arrangements like ramp and wheelchair will be made available at the vaccination center by the civic administration, officials said.
As per official statistics, MBMC’s health department has administered a total of 2,41943 doses of vaccines which includes 1,83239 first and 5,8704 second doses.