A total of 186 persons with disabilities above the age of 18 years turned out for COVID vaccination at three centers during a special drive conducted by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). The special drive for persons with disabilities above the age of 18 years was conducted at Mansaheb Mina Tai Thackeray Hospital in Nerul Rajmata Jijau Hospital in Airoli and E.S.I.S. in Vashi.
All of them took the first dose of COVID vaccination while a few paralyzed persons above 45 years of age took the second dose.
“NMMC has always been at the forefront of the empowerment of persons with disabilities. The work being done by NMMC for the disabled through ETC—Education Training and Services Center has been recognized nationally and internationally,” said a senior civic official from NMMC.
He added that the civic body has taken the same stand for disable persons and conducted the special drive. NMMC has already allowed disabled persons above 45 years to get the vaccination at any center without queuing.
According to a civic official, the special session was conducted keeping in mind the possible third wave of COVID that may occur by August-September.
There was a good response and 64 people with disabilities turned out at Nerul centre followed by 64 persons at Vashi and 58 persons at Airoli centre. The civic body has also conducted three special vaccination sessions for students going abroad for higher studies