Bengaluru: BBMP administers 1,68,958 Covid-19 vaccines in a single day

Bengaluru’s civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has achieved a milestone of administering a record of 1,68,958 Covid-19 vaccine doses in a single day, Gaurav Gupta chief commissioner of BBMP said.

“1.68 lakh vaccines were administered in a day, this has been the biggest daily achievement. The previous highest achievement was on June 4, 2021, where 1.17 lakh vaccines were administered,” Gupta was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

He further added that the Covid-19 vaccination drive was conducted successfully by executing micro plans across the city. The vaccination campaign was carried out in eight zones of BBMP that were further divided into different sessions at several places.

“Session sites were increased from an average of 300 to 528 to drive more vaccinations in the city. It includes 160 sites in urban primary health care centres and general hospitals and 368 sites in workplaces,” Gupta added.

The chief commissioner of BBMP further said that district authorities had also raised awareness among the local residents about the Covid-19 vaccine program through a door-to-door campaign. In addition, owners of factories, hotels, buildings and others were well informed about the vaccine campaign, due to which many individuals were vaccinated through the drive, following all Covid-19 protocols.

8 zonal health officers and 28 Medical Health Officers (MOHs) havve visited the venues to monitor the vaccination drive and to support the staff on duty.

Gupta informed that at the time of campaign, 1,44,000 doses of Covishield and 43,000 doses of Covaxin jabs were administered.

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