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Mumbai's Reliance Hospital to provide free vaccination to kin of kids being treated for Cancer

HNRFH has collaborated with Access Life Assistance Foundation to vaccinate the vulnerable set of frequent visitors.

Amid a number of welfare initiatives functional in Mumbai, Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation has decided to safeguard a group of individuals who visit their oncology department regularly. As per the latest initiative, families of cancer-affected children, who are receiving treatment at the hospital, will be given immunity booster vaccines for free. Announced by an official representative on Saturday, this decision attempts to inoculate the high-risk individuals on priority.

HNRFH collaborates with Life Assistance Foundation for this scheme

In order to facilitate a comprehensive execution of the current scheme, HNRFH has collaborated with Access Life Assistance Foundation. This non-governmental organisation provides extensive aid and supplemental care to the kin and relatives of cancer-diagnosed kids who come to Mumbai in search of the best treatments. As a part of its multiple programs, the NGO runs five childhood cancer care facilities across Mumbai which have the capacity of providing shelter to at least 60 families of children who are diseased by cancer, at a given time.

Despite the uncertainties and gruesome circumstances of the present times, the kids visit the hospital repetitively for getting the necessary treatments like chemotherapy and other follow-up procedures. They are escorted by their family members to the hospital and this multiplies the risk of catching the covid-19 infection. Keeping this in view, the hospital administration has decided to conduct free inoculation drives for the kin of cancer-affected kids, with an objective to assure their safety.

Mumbai COVID update

1,062 new infections and 1,619 recoveries were reported in Mumbai on Sunday. As of now, 28,015 active patients are fighting against the deadly virus in the city while a cumulative count of 7,04,622 individuals have been affected by the contagion till now. While the second wave of accelerated infections seems to be diffusing now, it is important to maintain the tough shield against the pandemic, given the anticipations of a third wave.

- With inputs from IANS

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