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Mumbai Starts Door-To-Door Vaccination For The Handicapped, As CM Uddhav Thackeray Warns Of A Lockdown If The Cases Rise

Family members of around 4,500 citizens have applied to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) so far for the door-to-door vaccination program of those who are physically unable to move

Maharashtra’s case recovery rate now stands at 96.71 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.1 per cent
Highlights
  • Door-to-door vaccination campaign is launched on a pilot basis: BMC
  • Medical certificate of being bedridden for 6 months is mandatory: BMC
  • 40 lakh people affected in the second wave of COVID-19 in Maharashtra: CM

New Delhi: 78-year-old Mehmooda Farooqui from Mumbai is immobile and needed oxygen support during the second wave of COVID-19. She is unable to physically go to a vaccination centre to get the jab for protection against COVID. Her daughter, Tanveer Farooqi, tells NDTV,

“During COVID, my mother was on oxygen support. She was treated at home and recovered but she can’t walk again. My father was also ill a month ago and he was hospitalised. They can’t go to the centre for vaccination.”

Another Mumbaikar, 63-year-old Narayan Kalyankar is also unable to walk due to his knee problems. He contracted COVID in the first wave. He tried to go to the vaccination centre but couldn’t stand in the queue for a long time. He tells NDTV,

Even when I tried to go, I was told that my turn hasn’t come. I’m unable to walk around a lot and I can’t stand for too long because I have pain in both my knees.

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Keeping such patients in mind, Mumbai’s civic body has launched a campaign to give Covid vaccines to bed-ridden patients at their homes. Family members of around 4,500 citizens have applied to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) so far for the door-to-door vaccination program of those who are physically unable to move.

This door-to-door vaccination campaign launched on August first week on a pilot basis and the BMC is collaborating the a private body, Project Mumbai, for this exercise.

The beneficiaries will be given vaccine according to the expert guidelines and as per these guidelines, it will be mandatory to produce the medical certificate of being bedridden for at least six months. A BMC official tells NDTV,

To get the vaccine at home, beneficiaries use first send their full information through email to covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com. The patient’s name, address, telephone number as well as a doctor’s certificate declaring that the patient will be in that state for at least the next six months will have to be sent to the email address. The doctor has to certify that the patient can be vaccinated. Also, a relative or caretaker has to give consent for the vaccination.

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This decision is being welcomed by Mumbaikars, who are looking forward to put an end to this pandemic.

This is a very good decision, vaccination is extremely important to end this pandemic. With this move, vaccinating the sick and elderly will be easier now, a Mumbai citizen tells NDTV.

On August 8, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned that a lockdown shall be imposed if the state witnesses a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. During a press conference, the Maharashtra Chief Minister said that the state now has 600 testing labs, the number of isolation beds increased to over 4.5 lakh, and there is an availability of 34,507 ICU beds and 1,10,683 oxygen beds. CM Thackeray also pointed out that the state currently has 13,500 ventilators. He also informed that 20 lakh people were affected in the first wave and 40 lakh people in the second wave of COVID-19 in Maharashtra.

The state on Sunday registered 5,508 fresh Covid-19 cases and 151 fatalities, taking the tally to 63,53,327 and the toll to 1,33,996, the state health department said. As many as 4,895 Covid-19 patients were discharged during the day, raising the number of recoveries to 61,44,388 so far in Maharashtra, leaving the state with 71,510 active cases, it said.

Maharashtra’s case recovery rate now stands at 96.71 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.1 per cent.

As per the Maharashtra Health Department data, the vaccination rate in Mumbai has slowed down by 23 per cent in July as compared to June. Maharashtra needs to vaccinate at a faster pace to cover the maximum number of people before the anticipated third wave.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

24,24,98,327Cases
20,40,54,102Active
3,35,14,449Recovered
49,29,776Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,24,98,327 and 49,29,776 have died; 20,40,54,102 are active cases and 3,35,14,449 have recovered as on October 22, 2021 at 5:24 am.

India

3,41,43,236 15,786Cases
1,75,7453,086Active
3,35,14,449 18,641Recovered
4,53,042 231Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,43,236 confirmed cases including 4,53,042 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,75,745 and 3,35,14,449 have recovered as on October 22, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,98,218 1,573

27,899 1,434

64,30,394 2,968

1,39,925 39

Kerala

48,88,523 8,733

82,093 1,240

47,79,228 9,855

27,202 118

Karnataka

29,84,849 365

9,017 86

29,37,848 443

37,984 8

Tamil Nadu

26,91,797 1,164

13,790 268

26,42,039 1,412

35,968 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,62,303 493

5,500 66

20,42,476 552

14,327 7

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,068 10

107 5

16,87,062 14

22,899 1

West Bengal

15,83,646 833

7,535 44

15,57,090 775

19,021 14

Delhi

14,39,488 22

311 1

14,14,087 21

25,090

Odisha

10,37,056 524

4,336 51

10,24,422 573

8,298 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,773 38

206 21

9,91,995 16

13,572 1

Rajasthan

9,54,395 2

36 2

9,45,405 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,353 13

156 20

8,16,110 33

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,721 12

88 6

7,82,110 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,125 9

131 2

7,60,945 11

10,049

Bihar

7,26,042 6

30 0

7,16,351 6

9,661

Telangana

6,69,739 183

3,967 1

6,61,829 183

3,943 1

Assam

6,07,811 384

3,762 152

5,98,087 228

5,962 4

Punjab

6,02,135 22

226 6

5,85,358 27

16,551 1

Jharkhand

3,48,526 40

166 24

3,43,225 16

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,787 14

176 0

3,36,213 14

7,398

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,386 87

814 14

3,26,143 73

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,138 202

1,452 58

2,16,955 140

3,731 4

Goa

1,77,765 59

618 21

1,73,790 35

3,357 3

Puducherry

1,27,564 43

454 7

1,25,258 50

1,852

Manipur

1,23,051 81

1,346 14

1,19,800 94

1,905 1

Mizoram

1,15,944 737

10,034 229

1,05,510 962

400 4

Tripura

84,369 18

105 10

83,448 8

816

Meghalaya

83,210 52

735 26

81,034 76

1,441 2

Chandigarh

65,315 3

26 2

64,469 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,065 22

140 2

54,645 20

280

Sikkim

31,819 19

185 10

31,241 9

393

Nagaland

31,670 11

250 5

30,743 15

677 1

Ladakh

20,896 10

43 9

20,645 1

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,678 2

4 2

10,670

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 0

7,510

129

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