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Mumbai: BMC receives one lakh Covishield doses; to be distributed in civic and government-run vaccine centres

Swapnil Mishra | Updated on: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:19 AM IST

Mumbai: BMC receives one lakh Covishield doses; to be distributed in civic and government-run vaccine centres | (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)
Mumbai: BMC receives one lakh Covishield doses; to be distributed in civic and government-run vaccine centres | (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)
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Amidst the ongoing blame game between Maharashtra and Centre over vaccine shortage, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received one lakh Covishield doses today morning that will be distributed to the civic and government-run vaccine centres.

However, there will be no vaccination drive at private vaccine centres for the next three days (April 10,11 & 12).

Even as Covid vaccine centres across the state had to turn off beneficiaries after running out of stock, Maharashtra has maintained its lead in the COVID-19 vaccination drive as more than 97 lakh people have been inoculated in the state so far, officials said on Friday.

Nearly three lakh people were administered the dose on Friday even as the state is facing a shortage of vaccines, an official statement issued here said.

The state had nearly 10 lakh doses in its stock on Friday.

A total of 4.59 lakh doses were received from the Centre during the day, the statement said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:19 AM IST