A total of 4,913 beneficiaries — 4,846 healthcare workers and 67 frontline workers — took the Covid shot against the day’s target of 5,200 beneficiaries in PMR on Wednesday.
Ashish Bharati, chief of the health department, PMC, said, “Eleven of the 19 vaccination centres in the PMC areas recorded more than 100% vaccination on Wednesday.”
Three more private hospitals, including two branches of Sahyadri hospital, also joined the network of vaccination centres in the PMC areas on Wednesday.
Ketan Apte, head of the Sahyadri hospital, Deccan branch, said, “Our branches in Hadapsar and Ahmednagar Road started participating in the drive from Wednesday. Our Deccan Road branch is also likely to begin vaccinating healthcare workers from Thursday.”
Physician Chandrashekhar Karve, CEO, Joshi hospital, said, “Healthcare workers from Sancheti hospital, Prayag hospital, Oyster and Pearl hospital and AIMS hospital also received the Covid shot at our hospital on Wednesday.”
Deputy collector Vijay Deshmukh told TOI, “The vaccination sites will be increased in a gradual manner across the district for frontline workers.”
Civil surgeon Ashok Nandapurkar, who heads the district hospital, said 76 people got vaccinated on Wednesday.