So far, more than 2,000 elderly and people of different abilities have received doses of Covid-19 vaccine at home in Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, as part of a special campaign by the local civic body to achieve the 100 per cent vaccination target, officials said on Sunday. As part of its massive Covid-19 vaccination campaign, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on October 7 launched this special facility for those over 50 and people of different abilities aged 18 and over.
“So far, a total of 2,077 beneficiaries have benefited from the facilitation of getting their first or second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in their homes,” an AMC official said. So far, he said, 2,536 people have registered at the facility online or by calling the helpline numbers provided by the city’s civil authority.
“Anyone (of the categories defined above) who wishes to get their Covid-19 vaccination at home can register online or at phone numbers provided by AMC. The District Health Department will verify their registration and send a team of health officials home on date,” the official said. and the time (between 9am and 7pm per day) provided by the beneficiaries.” So far, the home vaccination facility has benefited from the western region of the city (758), followed by residents of the northwest region (318), southwest (300), south (286), east (162), north (139) ) and central region (114) “.
The city administration is making various efforts to achieve the 100 percent vaccination target through initiatives like this one. To encourage people who do not want to get vaccinated, especially from slums, the Civil Authority recently offered them one liter of edible oil and lucky draw plans as incentives.
Health Ministry officials have also been deployed to bus stops to vaccinate passengers who have not yet received vaccinations against the viral infection. Officials said the civil authority has also designated 21 community halls to conduct vaccinations until 10 p.m. every day.
On Saturday, a total of 26,274 people received their first or second doses of vaccines in the city, according to the AMC. Gujarat on Saturday announced 24 new coronavirus infections, bringing the number of cases in the state to 826,402, the health ministry said earlier.
In terms of province, Ahmedabad has recorded the highest of nine new cases, Valsad five, Surat six, Navsari two, and Junagadh and Kheda, one case each. No new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in the state on Saturday and the death toll remained unchanged at 10,087, according to official data.