KMC will set up vaccination centers in community wards



Calcutta: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to set up vaccination facilities in its community wards across the city to combat the rush to the vaccination center once the process of vaccinating people aged 18 at 45 will have started.

Currently, vaccination campaigns are carried out in the health centers of the civic body located in each of its 144 districts. The civic organization will also set up vaccination centers at Ahindra Mancha in Chetla, Uttam Mancha near Hazra and the Star Theater in Hatibagan.

“The city’s 42 community halls, under the auspices of KMC, will be equipped as vaccination centers. Large community halls or auditoriums may have facilities for 4 to 5 vaccination centers,” said a senior KMC official. Earlier, outgoing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the vaccination campaign for the 18-45 age group would start from May 5. The KMC has already started to mobilize health officials and nurses from the health department to provide the infrastructure necessary for the proper functioning of these future vaccination centers. KMC vaccinated 120 people daily in each of its vaccination centers. However, the vaccine shortage has led to a decrease in the number of people vaccinated in recent days.


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