In the latest development regarding the vaccination drive, the center gave green signal to all the citizens above the age of 18 to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after May 1. As per sources, 88 vaccination centers are already closed due to shortage of vacccines.
However after the extended vaccination drive from May 1, the possiblity of shortage of vaccines will increase further as the vaccination number of beneficiaries will now increase.
If sources are to be believed, then the municipal administration is already struggling to keep the vaccination drive going. There is stock of only two to three days left in the city.
On Friday, NMC is reported to have received 30,000 doses of Covishield.
If NMC has to meet the target from May 1, then it will have to vaccinate around 25,000 to 30,000 beneficiaries daily.
A target has been set to complete the vaccination by 15 August. In such a situation, vaccination centers will also have to be increased to meet the target.
In the first phase, health workers, frontline workers were vaccinated. In the second phase, serious patients above 60 years of age and up to 45 years were vaccinated. After that, vaccination was started to people up to 45 years of age. By April 23, the first dose of vaccine was applied to 3 lakh 97 thousand 786 citizens in Nagpur.
In the wake of rampant surge in COVID cases daily has created disturbance among the citizens, government and the local administration. Shortage of not just the vaccines but also the medicines and oxygen is making the sitution worse.
The only way out to relax the pandemic load is to vaccinate maximum people as soon as possible.