PCMC to halt inoculation drive today over vaccine shortage; situation grim in Maharashtra | Pune News

PUNE: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Company (PCMC) has determined to maintain all inoculation centres in its areas closed on Friday because of a scarcity of doses, although the district registered vaccination of 54,059 beneficiaries on Thursday amid restricted inventory of pictures and early closure of many session websites.
“We’ve got round 1,500 Covishield doses in inventory. We even have round 10,000 doses of Covaxin, which have been saved in reserve for the second dose for beneficiaries,” PCMC commissioner Rajesh Patil stated. There are 80 vaccination centres within the PCMC limits and 60% of these are run by the civic physique.
In Mumbai too, 25 of the 71 personal vaccination centres have been unable to inoculate a single individual as that they had run out of shares. The scenario is prone to worsen on Friday as extra personal and even a couple of public centres are prone to exhaust their remaining doses. After Thursday, Mumbai is left with 40,000 to 50,000 doses, barely sufficient to final a day.
The scenario was grim throughout the state, with Yavatmal and Chandrapur districts in Vidarbha on Thursday becoming a member of Gondia and Amravati in closing down virtually all inoculation centres. In Vasai-Virar, solely second doses got and others have been turned away. The state on Wednesday vaccinated 4.37 lakh folks, taking the entire rely of doses administered in Maharashtra to 89.55 lakh.
PCMC to halt immunisation drive as we speak over scarcity
Sanjay Deshmukh, assistant director (medical), Pune circle, instructed TOI, “We bought to know concerning the PCMC’s choice to halt the inoculation drive due to the vaccine scarcity. As of Thursday night, now we have round 73,000 doses. Of those, round 40,000 are of Covaxin. The Pune Municipal Company (PMC), then again, has round 25,000 doses, which might make sure the day’s vaccination with out a lot points.”
Deshmukh added that if the administration obtained recent vaccine inventory on Friday, it will be distributed on an pressing foundation to all inoculation centres.
On Wednesday, the Satara district administration had issued an announcement saying they’d not conduct the vaccination drive on Thursday as a result of vaccine scarcity.
The vaccination drive in Pune district noticed inoculation of 54,059 folks on Thursday.
Pune rural continued with the best vaccination protection (25,661), adopted by PMC (18,480), and PCMC limits (10,018).
The Pune Municipal Company’s Bindumadhav Balasaheb Thackeray hospital in Karvenagar and another vaccination centres have been closed on Thursday afternoon as a result of scarcity of vaccines. An analogous scenario was reported from some centres within the PCMC limits.
A district well being official stated they’ve sought extra vaccines from the state authorities and have been awaiting recent inventory.
PMC further commissioner Rubal Agarwal stated the personal hospitals ought to return the doses, which they may not use, to the civic physique.
Civic officers instructed TOI {that a} consignment of 1.86 lakh doses might attain Mumbai on Friday, however until that occurs, centres with zero or few doses could not plan classes.
(With inputs from Prasad Kulkarni, Swati Shinde Gole, Shyam Sonar, Richa Pinto & Sandhya Nair)
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