Members of the Parsi Community in Mumbai in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have set up a vaccination centre inside the premises of 90 year old - Dadar Parsi Gymkhana at the Parsi colony in Dadar.
Trustees of the Gymkhana said that the centre was started on May 14, and since then on an average, 50-80 people have been getting their doses regularly at this centre.
"We had approached our local corporator for setting up a vaccination camp inside the gymkhana, considering so many people from our community, especially senior citizens live in the proximity of the gymkhana which would be feasible for them in getting their dose," Zenobia Unwalla - a trustee of the gymkhana told FPJ. Unwalla also asserted that the centre is not just restricted for Parsi people and those belonging from different religious communities can also get their doses at the gymkhana, provided they are eligible.
A majority of the members from the Parsi community are senior citizens due to which, the members said that many of them are facing inconvenience in getting themselves registered as well.
"The walk-in registration has proved to be a boon for us as most of the senior citizens aren't very tech-savy, we have also arranged for a computer set up inside the gymkhana, which are being used by the volunteers for helping the beneficiaries in registration," Unwalla said.
Kersi Randeria - trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet also said during the ongoing drive, volunteers of the community have been reaching out to their members to help them in the process of getting vaccinated.
"We are extending our support to those who need our help. Our members have reached out to people, irrespective of their community. We have arranged for transportation for many beneficiaries and have also set up helplines for people," Randeria told FPJ.
"Earlier we had asked for vaccines from Mr. Poonawala, however, there is a crisis of vaccine all over the country, due to which many members of our community are yet to get their first dose," he said.
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