COVID-19: Free door-to-door vaccination in Mumbai from THIS DATE - check what Maharashtra government told Bombay High Court
The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that the door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai will begin from August 1, 2021.
Door to Door Vaccination Mumbai: In a relief to the people of Maharashtra, the Maharashtra government will start door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai from August 1, 2021.
According to an ANI report, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the state government has informed Bombay High Court about its decision regarding door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination in Mumbai from August 1, 2021.
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It has to be noted that earlier the door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drive was supposed to start in Pune as a pilot project, however, the state government told the court that they have drafted a detailed policy to start a door-to-door vaccination drive in the state which will begin from Mumbai.
The ANI report further states that the petitioner advocate Dhruti Kapadia appearing in-person raised the issue of the cost of vaccination. In reply to this, the court said, "Citizens would not have to pay for the vaccines since it is being done by the corporation. Also, the authorities should consider including wheelchair-bound citizens , who have already got the first doses." As per the directive issued by the court, the elderly persons, physically disabled/ wheelchair existence, immune-compromised and those who are on chemotherapy and or cancer care and or terminally ill and cannot be transported safely would be eligible for door-to-door vaccination.
While speaking to ANI, Kapadia said, "All the research and hard work out in has now shown sunlight with a bright day for those who thought would never get the vaccines."
Kapadia had filed a petition seeking door-to-door vaccination for elderly and bedridden citizens in the state. The petition was filed just before the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic started in the country.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as on July 21, 2021, 41.54 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. The country has reported 42,015 new cases over the last 24 hours.
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