Hyderabad: Gated societies take up vaccination drives for | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: With gated communities emerging as Covid-19 hotspots, many are now taking up vaccination drives in their premises for the safety of their residents.
My Home Jewel, which emerged as a Covid-19 cluster after it reported 112 cases, became the first gated community in the city to vaccinate its residents in a two-day drive held on April 22-23. According to the My Home Jewel Owners Welfare Association, a total of 400 residents were vaccinated during the drive held at their club house with the support of urban primary health centre, Hafeezpet.
“Majority of those vaccinated were senior citizens and those above 45 years of age. In addition to this, we are also helping residents provide free paramedics and ambulance service, supply medicines, food and groceries to Covid-19 affected families. We have tied up with nearby hospitals to attend to the patients on priority. We are also procuring couple of oxygen concentrators to help the residents in need,” said Nanda Kishore, general secretary of My Home Jewel Apartment Owners Welfare Association, Madinaguda.
Many more gated communities, especially in the IT corridor of the city, are now following suit. Resident welfare associations have reached out to the health wing of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), nearby hospitals and urban primary healthcare centers to organise similar vaccination camps for their residents.
“We have given a representation to the GHMC and nearby private hospitals seeking a vaccination camp within our community. We have about 2,000 flats with population of about 7,000 residents. It’s time the government opens up vaccination drives in gated communities and housing societies for better coverage,” said Kalyan Reddy, general secretary of My Home Vihanga RWA. Due to shortage of vaccines, many gated communities are yet to get an approval from the local authorities.


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