Pune : Mayor Murlidhar Mohol flags off 5 mobile vans to kick-start ‘Vaccine on Wheels’ initiative

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Deccan Express

Pune : Pune Municipal Corporation is implementing various initiatives to curb the rising incidence of corona. As part of this, the ‘Vaccine on Wheels’ initiative has now been launched. The initiative was inaugurated by Mayor Muralidhar Mohol today. To implement this, Pune Municipal Corporation has got the support of ‘Jivika Healthcare’ and ‘My Vaccine’. In the first phase, 5 mobile vans have been provided for vaccination as per the information given by the municipal administration.

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5 mobile vans have been made available for 15 field offices in Pune city. Each van will have 1 doctor, 2 nurses, 1 health registration assistant, 1 health social worker, 1 driver and 1 ambulance with AEFI kit. The Mayor was also informed that all possible efforts are being made at various levels to speed up the vaccination drive in Pune city and to cope with the possible third wave. A meeting was held in this regard.

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