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BJP MP Manoj Kotak pushes for doorstep vaccination

In view of rising Wuhan virus cases, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Kotak has written to BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal, seeking framing of guidelines and granting permission for doorstep vaccination.

As per the Mumbai Mirror report, the BJP MP said that NGOs with medical guidance have come forward to offer their assistance to ensure doorstep vaccination for every citizen which includes those living in chawls as well as residential societies. Kotak said that “The situation of COVID-19 in our country has entered into a very lethal stage and the only way to fight and combat COVID-19 is to ensure that maximum citizens get vaccinated at the earliest.”

The report further says:

Stating that it is in the best interest of the state and its citizens that an innovative way of COVID-19 vaccination be adopted and granted permission at the community doorstep level, Kotak added, “For successfully implementing the same Non-Governmental Organisations in partnership and in collaboration with your esteemed department can ensure that the vaccination can reach to the doorstep of the citizens from slums, chawls, societies and those of whom were anyway finding it difficult to reach the Covid vaccination centres, the vaccination shall reach them.”

The BJP MP added that the availability of vaccines should also be primarily looked into a priority basis. “Procurement of a sufficient quantity of vaccines on time is a necessity. Kindly frame guidelines and grant permission on vaccination of every citizen from chawl to society. We are ready to connect.”

Meanwhile, the BMC has started the city’s first drive-in vaccination center where specially-abled people and senior citizens will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine doses in their own vehicles. Mumbai city’s COVID-19 cases have come down below 3,000 even as the death toll remains a worry.

This comes in the background of Maharashtra suspending its vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group citing a paucity of vaccines. In the meanwhile, BJP MP Kotak took to Twitter and said:

Mumbai gets doorstep vaccination drive policy through PCVC to Housing societies. This positive move by Shri Iqbal Chahal, MC of Mumbai is a step in direction of our constant efforts to connect citizens to vaccination. We will be working in mission mode to give service to Mumbaikar.

(Featured Image Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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