Updated: January 27, 2021 10:39:31 pm
The vaccination drive has started picking up pace in the city, as the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Wednesday administered Covid-19 vaccines to the maximum number of healthcare workers on a single day since the launch of the vaccination drive on January 16.
A total of 1,403 beneficiaries were given the vaccine on Wednesday, which is 83 percent of the target of 1,700 selected beneficiaries for the day. The PCMC recorded 80 per cent vaccinations on Wednesday.
On Monday, 921 of the 1,628 selected healthcare workers were inoculated, which is 57 percent of the target. This further increased on Wednesday with 83 percent target achievement.
The PMC had earlier shortlisted 16 hospitals in the city as vaccination centres, but later kept it at eight hospitals as the target was reduced for the city. However, from Monday onwards, the number of centres were increased. There were 17 centres in 13 hospitals where the vaccines were administered on Wednesday.
Ruby Hall Clinic achieved its target of 100 vaccinations on Wednesday, while Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital administered vaccines to 214, as two session sites were set up. KEM Hospital also achieved a target of 100, while Bharati Hospital administered vaccines to 192 healthcare workers. Jehangir Hospital also administered vaccines to 90 healthcare workers, while Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital gave the dose to 74 health care workers.
Across Noble hospital too, 77 health care workers were inoculated and overall a total of 1,403 out of 1700 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 17 sites in the PMC area on Wednesday, Dr Ashish Bharati, PMC medical chief said. Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, Deputy Director of Health that in the Pune region, that includes Pune, Satara and Solapur districts, the number of vaccinations were at 78.4 percent.
“A total of 6,903 out of 8,800 healthcare workers were vaccinated in the Pune region,” Dr Deshmukh said. Satara district was at the highest, with 116 % vaccinations while Pune district registered 71 per cent inoculations and Solapur was at 69 percent.
The vaccination drive is.being held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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