Mumbai first drive-in vaccination centre started operations on Tuesday. The drive-in vaccination centre is set in a multi-storey Kohinoor parking lot in Dadar West. The Kohinoor parking on JK Sawant Marg, near Shivaji Park offers drive-in facility to senior citizens and specially abled citizens.
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.” The parking area has enough space for 60 to 70 vehicles to queue up for the two booths. A registration stall will also be set up soon, 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.”
Meanwhile, state reported a slight increase in COVID cases from Monday but were still under 52,000. However, fatalities in the state rose to 891 i.e. a jump from 567 on Monday. Even as cases in 12 districts were reporting a decline, daily detections were on the rise across the other 24. To control spread of infection, a few districts have announced a local lockdown. The Kolhapur administration has decided to impose a strict lockdown from Wednesday for 10 days.