In a bid to bolster Mumbai's immunity against the coronavirus, the Reliance Foundation and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have decided to cater 3 lakh vaccine doses for the benefit of the underprivileged in Mumbai's slums. The drive will benefit people of about 50 city slums, officials reportedly stated on Monday.
A 3-month drive will be conducted for this, under the supervision of Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. Localities like Dharavi, Worli, Colaba, Wadala, Pratikshanagar, Kamathipura, Mankhurd, Chembur, Govandi and Bhandup will be included in this scheme.
Mobile vans & static medical units to progress healthcare in Mumbai
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai has devised a state-of-the-art vehicle to conduct the vaccination drive in Mumbai, with the infrastructure and logistics support of the BMC and BEST. This will deploy special mobile vans and static medical units to expand the hospital's outreach programme to address the primary and preventive healthcare needs of vulnerable sections of society.
As per reports, this initiative will progress under the banner of the RF's 'Mission Vaccine Suraksha' (MVS) scheme. The flagship programme aims to provide the COVID jab to the poor communities across the country, in the coming few months. As yet, over a million vaccine doses have been administered to Reliance Group employees, family members and dependents, under the umbrella of MVS. Statistically, it has covered 98% of the Reliance family with at least one shot.
"We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that every single Indian has access to vaccination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Together we will rise above this challenging period and good times will be upon us again," said RF Founder-Chairperson Nita M. Ambani.
The Reliance Foundation has rolled out several distinct initiatives across the nation in the past 16 months against the pandemic, the Chairperson informed. The list indexes through several aids, from testing to supplying liquid medical oxygen, 1-crore masks, 7.50 crore free meals, 2000-plus Covid beds and awareness campaigns among others, she added.