Mumbai: In a primary in Mumbai metropolis, a drive-in COVID-19 vaccination centre has been arrange at BMC’s Kohinoor public parking, Dadar for senior residents and the disabled, whereby individuals can get their vaccine jabs whereas sitting of their automobiles. The jumbo vaccination centre was opened to all senior residents and the disabled on Tuesday (Could 4).
The underground parking degree has been reserved for a drive-in vaccination facility whereas the opposite ranges of parking require individuals to bodily queue up.
Out of the seven cubicles on the jumbo vaccination centre, two have been allotted for drive-ins.
It’s mentioned that the centre can vaccinate about 5,000 beneficiaries. The authorities of the centre have additionally allowed a walk-in facility, with out having to register at any on-line portal.
Chatting with ANI, Savita Kapoor, one other woman on the jumbo vaccination centre mentioned, “We’ve got come from Worli for the second dose. The preparations for senior residents are good right here. What I like about this centre is that there isn’t a overcrowding. The authorities are dealing with all the things correctly. We’re proud of it.”
“I’m right here for my second jab. I shouldn’t have any concern concerning the COVID vaccine. I had no downside after the primary dose, so this can even be positive. I took my first dose at Goregaon, which may be very crowded, so I got here right here,” mentioned an aged woman within the queue.
One other woman in a wheelchair mentioned, “I confronted no points after I took my first vaccine dose. We’ll see what occurs in my second sitting.”
Shiv Sena chief Rahul Shewale, who was additionally current on the vaccination centre mentioned, “Related amenities might be arrange at different multipurpose parking websites by BMC.”
“Since we couldn’t present door-to-door vaccination facility for the blind and disabled because of the pointers given by the Centre, the municipal company began a drive-in facility,” he added.
The BMC has arrange over 135 vaccination centres throughout Mumbai because the inoculation drive started on January16 this yr.
Until Monday night, a complete 24,59,883 vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries within the metropolis, in response to the BMC.
(With inputs from information companies)