People above 18 to be Vaccinated by Sept 9 in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is gearing up to vaccinate all the people above 18 years residing in its limits by September 9.

Intensifying its efforts in this direction, the civic body has also decided to increase the number of mobile vaccination teams from existing 90 to 150. There are 4,846 colonies in GHMC limits and the Zonal Commissioners as well as Deputy Commissioners were instructed by the GHMC Commissioner, Lokesh Kumar to complete the vaccination process in all the localities and meet the deadline.

As a part of the exercise, colonies, housing societies, apartment complexes would be identified and the date of vaccination scheduled. After administering the free vaccine to all the eligible people, stickers would be pasted on the houses and later the colony will be declared as fully vaccinated. “In the colonies where vaccination process has been fully completed, a banner will be erected at two or three prominent locations in that colony,” a GHMC official said.

To achieve the targets, GHMC has decided to rope in public representatives and create awareness about the vaccination drive with the help of the media. A ‘Fully Vaccinated Colony’ certificate will be given to the resident welfare associations after all the eligible people in their colony are covered, the official said.

The plans drawn up include visiting households and interact with the residents. “Two days ahead of the deadline, we will visit the persons who are yet to be vaccinated and ensure they are administered with the vaccine,” said the GHMC official.

As on date for the vaccination drive underway across the city, 50 vaccination centres on an average are providing free vaccination to 15,000 people every day and 90 mobile vaccination teams are administering the vaccine to around 20,000 people every day.

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