The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has increased the number of vaccination centers from 11 to 25 to cover maximum number of beneficiaries - the COVID warriors and frontline health workers (FHW).
Of the 25 centres, 18 are dedicated to COVID-19 warriors while the remaining for FHW.
As per the report shared by the Health Department of NMMC, a total of 14,283 persons have been vaccinated in the city till January 9. This number includes both COVID-19 warriors and FHW.
The civic body started with four centres and increased gradually to 25 within a month. A senior civic official said that they have made arrangements for 50 centres and as per the need, the number of centres will be increased.
With the increase in the number of centres for vaccinations, the number of people being vaccinated per day has also increased. However, so far, including COVID-19 warriors and FHW, the total vaccination is 71%. “As per the target, a total 20,153 people should have been vaccinated. But due to multiple reasons, a total 14,283 people could be vaccinated,” said the official.
In the first phase, around 17,000 COVID warriors will be vaccinated. The civic body has received a total of 40,000 doses.
Abhijit Bangar, the municipal commissioner of NMMC, had appealed to citizens that the vaccine is safe and whoever has been registered and receive a message for the vaccination must go to the respective centre. The civic chief also appealed to not believe in rumours.