A group of youngsters, all friends, is funding education of children from 12 families who lost one or both parents to Covid-19.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the entire eligible population should be double vaccinated by October 31, and urged people to join hands with the state government for the same.
The southern African country is beginning to see a reduction in numbers of infections and deaths following a deadly resurgence, driven mainly by the delta variant.
In the first few hours of the centre, located in Saint Joseph School under the BMC's N Ward limits, being operational, some 100 transgenders and LGBT community members received vaccine doses.
In the last 24 hours, South Africa has recorded more than 13,000 new COVID-19 infections, including 317 deaths.
Monoclonal antibodies are man-made proteins that act like natural human antibodies in the immune system.
While almost half of the projected population has got at least a single dose, nearly 15 per cent beneficiaries have been covered with double doses.
According to the housing body of Maharashtra government, 4,488 houses for various groups like lower income to higher-income will be allocated.
Last month, the Union Health Ministry had already issued Rs 1,827 crore under this scheme, to be implemented from July this year to March 2022 to the states.
There has been no reaction from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, on the drug project.
Brundaban Samal, a resident of Jharpada area here, was admitted to SUM Covid Hospital in a serious condition on July 26.
The consignment includes N-95 equivalent masks, face shields, gloves, goggles, and full-length PPE attire, a media release said.
The project will take time to get off the ground however, with the first African-finished vaccines not expected before 2022.
At the villages, Kharela and Nota in Jhansi, all residents, who are eligible for the vaccine, have been administered the first dose, authorities said on Tuesday.
Two vaccine doses given to police personnel successful in preventing 95 per cent COVID deaths: ICMR study
The study, presented by NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul, was conducted in Tamil Nadu to see the vaccine effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 deaths.