The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday approved the request of private hospitals to join the third phase of the Kovid-19 vaccination campaign in Mumbai.
Approval was given to strategize on public-private partnership through video conference in a meeting with BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal along with medical heads of various BMC-run hospitals in Mumbai. Phase of vaccination campaign in the city.
After the infrastructure evaluation, BMC allowed for the participation of private hospitals in the third phase.
Dr. of Bombay Hospital. Gautam Bhansali has been the coordinator during the epidemic for all public-private hospitals in Mumbai in Kovid-19 relief work. Speaking to India Today TV, he said that the BMC commissioner has put forward all the private players to participate in the next phase.
“A meeting was held today with the BMC Commissioner and now we are moving forward. This is an important step as it is now time for surgical strike on the virus. We suggested that private players who have the necessary infrastructure should be allowed as vaccination is the only key to fight the virus, ”Dr Gautam Bhansali said on Monday.
Dr. Bhansali said that the BMC node will allow 30 private hospitals in the city to be part of the vaccination campaign. With the main centers and peripheral hospitals, the count of centers would exceed 50, which is more than enough for the city, he said.
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Dr. Bhansali agreed with Azim Premji, “Today we all need to be vaccinated. A policy can be formulated under which health workers and frontline workers can be vaccinated till 2 pm and after that the common man can be vaccinated. I have written to the Health Secretary and the State Government on the same. In policy, there may be a method for those who can pay and there may be some centers for those who cannot pay like those who come from slums. There may be cross subsidy. If we want to save ourselves from the second wave, then mass vaccination is the only way.
Member of Covid19 Task Force and Director of Infectious Diseases Department at Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Dr. Om Srivastava said that vaccinating as much as possible was the appropriate strategy.
“Vaccination is the only way to get as many people as possible. Public and private partnerships have to be opened up in a big way so that they can be given the responsibility of being patrons in small pockets and vaccinating them as soon as possible and then move to other pockets. This is the only way to deal with the problem, ”Dr. Om Srivastava said.
Mumbai currently has 28 active immunization centers for Phase I and II drives. BMC has stated that a number of private players have shown interest in being part of the drive and as per the current assessment it may take the number to 75. Private players, for now, only go on to vaccinate their own healthcare workers.