96 percent of the Hospitalized haven't taken their first dose of Covid vaccineJanuary 08, 2022 16:57
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The coronavirus fear is back to the country and the new variant Omicron is present all over. The spread is huge and there are strong talks that the Omicron variant is not severe and the infected are having mild symptoms. The spread is huge in Maharashtra, New Delhi and Karnataka. As per the reports, BMC commissioner Iqbal Chahal revealed that 96 percent of the hospitalized patients in Mumbai haven't taken even their first dose of coronavirus vaccine till date. They are currently on oxygen support and there are 1900 patients who are in hospitals in Mumbai. The states have decided to impose restrictions and there are reports that the hospitalization too will be high.
"All these patients are being treated in 186 hospitals in Mumbai and they are unvaccinated. None of the vaccinated people reached the ICUs. We have 21 lakh doses of vaccines available in stock. One more hurdle is the 84-days gap between the doses of vaccination. Our vaccination percentageis the best. Omicron variant should not be considered as flu and the unvaccinated person may have to join the ICU if tested positive for coronavirus. More than 1 crore people from Mumbai received both the doses of the vaccine while 90 lakh people in the city received their first dose of vaccine. There is a huge control in the deaths of Covid-19 in the recent months and weeks." told Iqbal Chahal.
By Siva Kumar