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Apr 08, 2021
6:18PM

Central team visits Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) COVID-19 vaccination centre in Mumbai

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A central team today visited the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) COVID-19 vaccination centre in Mumbai to assess the current situation in the city. 

Two separate central teams have also arrived at Sangli and Solapur districts. 

The Central Government has constituted 50 high level teams for Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab in view of the recent very large numbers of daily new COVID-19 cases. 

Joint Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs Kunal Kumar is nodal officer for Maharashtra. 

Under his leadership teams are visiting 30 districts of Maharashtra.
 
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today said the Centre increased COVID-19 vaccine doses from 7 lakhs to 17 lakhs. 

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Tope said there is a tremendous shortage of vaccines in Mumbai, Sangli, Satara and Buldhana districts of the state. He said currently, the state has two more days of stock.
 
The Minister said, six lakh vaccines are being administered in a day and by going with this pace 40 lakh vaccine doses are needed for a week and one crore 60 lakh doses for a month. 

Tope informed that he and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar have spoken to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and asked for more doses.
 
The Health Minister said the state government would raise issues of COVID-19 vaccine and Remedisivir drug shortages, supply of oxygen from nearby states and ventilator operational support before Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the virtual meet scheduled for today.
 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will attend a meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 6.30 pm today via video conferring.
 
Many vaccination centres in Maharashtra are being closed temporarily owing to the shortage of vaccines. 

A vaccination centre in Mahim, Fortis hospital in Mulund and Vashi Jumbo vaccination Center at ESIS hospital were temporarily shut as they faced shortage of vaccines to administer.

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