Covid19 Mobile Vaccination Vans flagged off by BBMP Chief Commissioner, Gaurav Gupta

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has roped in various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to expand the Covid vaccination drive in the city.

Vaccination Vans provided by donors under their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) were flagged off by BBMP Chief Commissioner,Gaurav Gupta here in BBMP premises today.

The 6 vans are provided with a motive of intensifying vaccination against covid-19 in the city.

The purpose of the program is reaching the unreached.As part of CSR initiatives,3M India,GE, Vaccine On Wheels and United Way Bengaluru have come together to vaccinate marginalized population within the 4 zones of BBMP (Dasarahalli,East,Mahadevapura & Bommanahalli).

As per this program,six vaccination vans are deployed at the mentioned zones.A detailed program implementation strategy has been worked out with the Health Officers and the Medical Officers in charge of the Urban Primary Health Centers (UPHC) of the above mentioned four zones.

Each vaccination van will have a Vaccinator and a Data entry operator.Vaccination will be held (door to door visit) as per the guidance of UPHC’s Medical Officer.

Through these vaccination vans,it is estimated to vaccinate about 50,000 eligible unvaccinated persons till March 2022.

A total of 1,48,80,522 doses of vaccine have been administered in the city so far.Among which, 83,03,237 are first dose and 65,77,285 are second dose vaccinated.

Vaccination is being done in all the Urban Primary Health Centers (PHCs) of BBMP limits and at Mega Vaccination Centers set up in Yelahanka’s Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan and Malleshwaram’s Youngsters Kabaddi ground.Walk in and drive through vaccination also been arranged.

Other than this,vaccination is being ensured through door to door visit in respective ward’s block and lane levels after identifying unvaccinated persons.

Along with this, several NGOs,with an intention of ensuring full vaccination in the city,have joined hands with BBMP by providing vehicles and Necessary staff too.

During the flagging off of vaccination vans, BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Dr. Trilok Chandra, Chief Health Officer Dr. Balasundar and other officials were present.