Kalaburagi: The North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) has transformed their buses into mobile coronavirus vaccine centres to reach remote villages.
During a chat with ANI, NEKRTC Chairman Rajkumar Patil Telkur said that the bus service will be available 24×7 for the local people and buses will start working from Wednesday.
“The district administration and Municipal Corporation converted this bus into vaccine centre for the convenience of people. The bus is especially for remote villages where there is no hospitals or vaccine centre. The service will be available 24/7. Busses will start working from tomorrow,” said Rajkumar Patil Telkur on Tuesday.
He further added that NEKRTC has so far transformed two buses into a Covid vaccine centre in just 24 hours and those buses is no less than a hospital. Telkur also said that it is a separate area for registration, vaccine and rest area.
“We have converted two buses now and we are ready to convert more if the administration asks for. We want COVID-free India and for which vaccination is important. In our Corporation, around 88 per cent of workers have taken vaccine and we have urged other workers and their family members to get themselves vaccinated,” he added.
Furthermore, Karnataka on June 15 reported 5,041 new coronavirus cases, 115 deaths, and 14785 recoveries.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India reported 60,471 new cases of the novel coronavirus (lowest after 75 days), as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday (June 15).
1,17,525 discharges and 2726 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry. The total caseload stands at 2,95,70,881 while the active cases are 9,13,378.
On the recovery front, there were 2,82,80,472 total discharges. The death toll stands at 3,77,031.
Recovery Rate increased to 95.64%, Weekly Positivity Rate dropped to less than 5%, currently at 4.39%. Daily positivity rate is at 3.45%, less than 5% for 8 consecutive days.
On the vaccination front, a total of 25,90,44,072 doses have been administered till now.