Latest Mumbai News: Mumbai’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is now permitting housing societies of city to approach private hospitals to bring Covid-19 vaccination drives to their housing premises, with subject to demand and supply of vaccines. Hospitals will have to ensure all protocols to be followed during the vaccination drives inside the premises of housing societies.
The housing societies will have to consult with BMC and the private hospital they choose to get vaccinated from and have to set up their own infrastructure suitable to vaccinate enough residents of the housing society. Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani of Mumbai told TOI that, such housing societies, industries and corporates are free to team up with private hospitals to vaccinate their members.
He also said that BMC has notified 75 private hospitals on vaccination centres and will add to the list as they apply. BMC will add 227 new vaccination centres where, those who want to get vaccinated without costs are welcome to do so. Hospitals should take care of the holding area and the observation area after vaccination.
The Lodha Group informed its residents that it is discussing with the authorities in organising a vaccination campaign. Similarly, Mulund’s Atmosphere Society has also reached out to BMC and BJP MP Manoj Kotak to organise vaccinations for its residents in the complex.
At Wadala East, the 11 societies in Dosti Acres have requested the developers to set up community hall inside the compound to hold vaccination drives comfortably.