Mumbai: BMC asks citizens to send details of bedridden patients
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A day after the Bombay High Court (HC) had ordered the state government to come up with guidelines for door-to-door vaccination, the BMC, on Saturday, began collecting information of bedridden patients. The civic body has appealed to residents to send information of patients on the address, covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com, along with supporting documents.

According to senior civic officials, the BMC may start door-to-door vaccination by next week, provided the state government formulates the SOPs.

“We have appealed to citizens to send information of bedridden patients. By that time, we expect that the state government will be ready with the SOPs, following which we will be able to begin the door-to-door vaccination drive of these patients,” said additional municipal commissioner and in-charge of public health in the BMC Suresh Kakani.

He told FPJ that currently door-to-door vaccination will be only for bedridden patients.

“We are following the HC’s order that has directed us to conduct door-to-door vaccination only for bedridden patients,” Kakani said.

Another BMC official from the public health department said that the responsibility of administering vaccines to bedridden patients will be given to the local ward offices. “All relevant medical information, along with supporting documents, will be forwarded to the ward offices. Following this, health workers will inoculate the patients at home,” the official said.

Meanwhile, he said that currently there is no scarcity of vaccines and the drive will continue in full scale on Monday.

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