Navi Mumbai: NMMC starts special vaccination session for senior citizens, bedridden in Belapur

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Tuesday, June 08, 2021, 05:45 PM IST
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In order to protect the elderly and sick people who are unable to walk and are bedridden, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) carried out a special vaccination session at Narmada Niketan, Vishramdham and Parijat Ashram in Belapur.

At the special vaccination session, a total of 30 beneficiaries were vaccinated. Each of these beneficiaries was re-registered on the Government Cowin Portal.

“Since 1984, Narmada Niketan has been recognized as an institution for the care of sick and destitute persons in the CBD Belapur area. Elderly people who have no one to look after them are taken care of here. Therefore, the senior citizens and the bedridden citizens were vaccinated against the COVID disease,” said a senior civic official.

He added that this is small efforts by NMMC to ensure that senior citizens who are unable to get out of bed are not deprived of vaccination and this special vaccination session has brought relief to such seniors.

Similarly, NMMC had organized a special vaccination drive for old and destitute women at Premdan Asharam in Airoli last week. As many as 109 women were vaccinated. Last year, a total of 100 women were tested positive.

Since elderly citizens are more vulnerable to getting infected, the civic body decided to undertake a special vaccination drive for them on a priority basis.

“Keeping this in mind, the civic body organized a special vaccination drive for all these women today. Each of these beneficiaries was registered on the government’s Cowin app and vaccinated,” said an official from the civic health department.

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