Pune, 3rd March 2021: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is expanding Corona vaccination facilities in the city. New centres are being set up at various private hospitals. In the government hospitals, the vaccine will be provided free of cost while in the private hospital people will be required to pay Rs 250.
Recently vaccination has been made available at seven new centres by PMC. “We have also given training to private hospitals for the vaccination and in coming days the vaccination will be made available at private hospitals as well,” said Rubal Agarwal, Additional commissioner, PMC.
The authorities have begun the vaccination drive for senior citizens as well as those above 45 years of age with comorbidities in the city, but on the first day of vaccination, PMC experienced many problems due to technical problems in the CoWin app. The team has fixed the problem and the systems are working properly.
“We are also planning to expand our vaccination facilities and 40 new centres will be activated in the coming days. The vaccines will be made available to nearly 60 to 70 private hospitals as well. However, the hospitals need to pay Rs 150 to PMC for the vaccine and can sell it to the people at Rs 250. In a government hospital, the vaccines will be available for free of cost. I request all eligible people to register online and go for vaccination as per appointment,” Agarwal informed.