NEW DELHI: To avoid rush at vaccination centres and minimise the chances of Covid-19 transmission, residents’ welfare associations from over 55 localities have sent a joint petition to the LG for giving permission to hold vaccination camps for people above 18 in their areas.
“We appreciate government’s efforts to organise decentralised vaccination by having centres at schools as it will reduce chaos and minimise chances of infection. But residents still dread going out for vaccination due to the prevailing Covid condition. That’s why we have urged the LG in a joint petition to help us in organising such camps in residential areas after sufficient vaccine doses arrive,” said Ruby Makhija, secretary of Navjiwan Vihar RWA.
The RWAs are ready to provide all necessary support, including space, vaccine storage facility and crowd management.
“Residents are ready to pay for the vaccines and won’t mind paying a little extra if the facility is made available in our colonies. Many of them are even willing to sponsor the paid vaccination for their staff like guards, helps, drivers, garbage collectors, etc. While free vaccination camps are being held in government schools, paid camps can be held in residential colonies,” suggested Hardeep Bhalla, president of Sainik Farms RWA.
“We are ready to provide details of interested residents in advance, and depending on the size of the colony, the camp can be organised for 2-3 days. We will even ensure full utilisation of vaccines,” said Vani Aggrawal, general secretary, New RWA, Chattarpur Enclave Phase-II.
The RWAs are willing to generate funds for the vaccination camps too. “We will be happy to generate funds to sponsor the services of doctors and nurses, and for a fully equipped ambulance. There are clinics/nursing homes in the neighbourhood, which can be used for holding the camp,” said Mrinal Singh, general secretary, Sarita Vihar B-pocket RWA.