The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) initiated a doorstep Covid-19 vaccination drive under its authority on Monday, with the goal of vaccinating persons over the age of 45 at their homes.
The ambitious initiative aims to ensure that persons aged 45 and higher are vaccinated without difficulty.
The BMC has begun the drive at six residential complexes in three zones, according to Zonal Deputy Commissioner (ZDC) Anshuman Rath.
The civic authority is contacting Resident Welfare Associations as part of the initiative (RWAs). It has set a goal of vaccinating 200 people per apartment, according to Rath.
“We are targeting huge housing societies with more than 100 beneficiaries above 45 years of age,” BMC Commissioner Sanjay Singh said of the initiative. Our goal is to finish the vaccine as fast as possible under BMC’s control. The drive is being carried out in accordance with all official regulations.”
It’s worth noting that the state has a lot of Covid vaccine, which is developed by Bharat Biotech and sold under the brand name Covaxin for people over 45 years old. Beneficiaries between the ages of 18 and 44 in Bhubaneswar, on the other hand, are having difficulty booking appointments for the jabs.
With this disparity in mind, Odisha’s State Health Minister has urged the Centre to allow Odisha to redirect surplus stock Covaxin doses intended for those aged 45 and higher to youngsters.
“Yes, there is a scarcity of Covaxin for people aged 18 and up. We’re working on getting more, and the issue will be remedied soon,” Singh added.
Written By: Swati Sahoo