Mumbai: A large scale vaccine drive against COVID-19 has been launched for fisherfolk and the people from vulnerable communities in Mumbai. The drive began on October 4 and will continue till October 13.
As part of the campaign, 10,000 fishermen and people from vulnerable communities in South Mumbai will get two doses of the Covishield vaccine free of cost as per government instructions and protocols. The campaign will serve marginalized people who have not been able to reach them before due to nationwide vaccine supply shortages and vaccine hesitation.
Launched by ChildFund India in association with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and city-based Surana Hospital, the campaign is supported by HSBC Bank.
The drive was flagged off by Colaba MLA Rahul Narwekar BMC’s Ward 226 corporator Harshita Narwekar at a private Covid-19 vaccination centre in Colaba in the presence of ChildFund India country director Neelam Makhijani, HSBC India’s head of corporate sustainability Aloka Majumdar, south Mumbai Award medical officer (health) Dr Prajakta Amberkar and community leaders from the Machhimar Nagar.