Mumbai’s first drive-in vaccination facility has been started by the Mumbai civic body, the BMC, where the specially-abled and senior citizens will be administered with coronavirus vaccine doses in their own vehicles.
Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner of the G/North ward, with jurisdiction over this area said, “The facility has the capacity to inoculate 5,000 beneficiaries per day across seven booths. Two of these booths are reserved for drive-ins.”
Dighavkar said, the parking lot has enough space for 60 to 70 vehicles to queue up for the two booths, where a registration stall will also be set up, but beneficiaries will be registered by staff at the centre as they wait in the queue.
BMC tweeted on Monday evening, “Drive In Facility For 45+ specially-abled. @mybmcWardGN has started a new vaccination centre at Kohinoor Parking Lot, JK Sawant Marg, Dadar(W), for 45+ citizens coming for their 2nd dose of #Covishield Starts at 10 am tomorrow & has 7 vaccination rooms. #VaccinationForAll.”
Drive-in Vaccination For The Elderly & Specially Abled
A new vaccination centre by
.@mybmcWardGN at Kohinoor Parking Lot, JK Sawant Marg, Dadar(W), vaccinating senior citizens & specially-abled Mumbaikars driving in for their 2nd dose of #Covishield #MyBMCVaccinationUpdate https://t.co/WODT42tt6U pic.twitter.com/ExtXJx5zKR
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) May 4, 2021
However, many people appreciated the BMC’s efforts to help and support this way of convenient vaccination for the ones with mobile issues.
Many people requested for this drive-in vaccination centre concept to be replicated across the state.