Bmc will organize Cov Vax camps in 10 shopping centers | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will set up vaccination camps in 10 shopping malls in the city to speed up the rate of administration of free booster doses to beneficiaries in the 18-59 age group.
As the movement aims to attract young people to free vaccinations, shopping malls have been chosen as the place where they mainly meet. The civic body has set itself the goal of providing 8 free booster doses during this 75-day campaign.
Commissioner BMC Vijay Kulange told TOI: “With primary and community health centers, free collection of booster doses will be conducted in shopping malls. Young people and other eligible beneficiaries in the age group 18-59 will be covered by this campaign. We will ensure that the entire exercise runs smoothly. Sufficient staff will be deployed for this purpose.
With the capital reporting around 300 Covid cases a day, city officials want people to take the third dose as soon as possible. On Sunday, the number of active cases in the city reached 1,185 with 275 new infections.
Antaryami Mishra, another district urban public health officer, said: “Currently, free booster doses are being administered at 13 sites. The number of these sites will soon be increased to 24 (including shopping malls) to meet the target of delivering 8,000,000 doses on time. Odisha on Sunday saw 872 new infections from 19,409 samples, recording a test positivity rate (TPR) of 4.49%, a marginal drop from the previous day. Additionally, the number of daily infections dropped slightly (below 1,000) after remaining above 1,000 for two consecutive days.
Health authorities have said the current surge will peak at 1,500 cases per day in mid-August.

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