30 lakh vaccinations in 30 days: BBMP’s jab target for Bengaluru
So far, 34.68 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered both by the
Data shows that the private hospitals have been administering a higher number of vaccine doses (4.15 lakh) in the city over the last one week than the government healthcare centres (1.67 lakh).
Gupta said that about 59 per cent of the 20 lakh people – who are above 45 years – have already received the first dose of vaccine. “We have initiated a
The BBMP has covered about 13 per cent of the eligible beneficiaries who fall in the age group of 18-44 years. “There are about 64 lakh people who come under this category. We have so far vaccinated 9 lakh people. We aim to vaccinate 30-32 lakh people in the next one month,” the Chief Commissioner said in a press conference.
We aim to vaccinate 30-32 lakh people (in the 18-44 years group) in the next one month
–Gaurav Gupta, BBMP Chief Commissioner
He also appreciated the work of private hospitals that have been conducting vaccination camps in apartments, residential layouts and campuses of companies. “We are confident to reach the target of vaccinating around 30 lakh people in the next month as we have been administering more than 1 lakh doses on a daily basis in the last couple of days,” Gupta said.
The BBMP is also planning to conduct vaccination drives in slum areas by partnering with non-governmental organisations and donors. The commissioner said ACT Grants has come forward to provide free vaccines to economically poor people.