Civic Body head Gaurav Gupta orders to double the vaccniation capacity in Bengaluru.
Amid second wave of Covid-19, the BBMP has decided to setup 50-bed capacity Covid Care Centres in all eight zones. BBMP’s Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta announced this on Tuesday and said that the civic body is also prepared to covnert unused apartments and hotels as Covid Care centres which will be used by asymptomatic people those who do not have seprate toilets and other hugenic facilities at home.
Talking to media at BBMP headquarters after chairing meeting with eight zonal commissioner’s, joint commissioner’s and health officials, Gupta said that he has also given directions to double the covid vaccination in city. Currently we have only plans to take up 50-plus capacity CCC in each zones which will be used to isloate asymptomatic who does not have toilets which can be used exclusively by them, he added.
Gupta also said: “The BBMP, at present, 35,000 people in the city are being vaccinated on a daily basis. It is decied to double the vaccniation number with immediate affect.”
Covid Negative not mandatory from other states
The Chief Commissioner also clarified that the travellers and even Bengalureans coming from other states (apart from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala) need not to bring covid negative certificates. “We had sent a proposal to the state government mandating RTPCR negative certificate from travellers coming from all states to Bengaluru But our proposal was declined by the state government,” he said.