Vaccination on Wheels: Hyderabad NGO’s Noble Move

It’s been more than 30 days that the nation has commenced its vaccine drive to include people in the age group of 18-45, but it is explicit to learn that we still have a long and bumpy way to go for even a substantial section of the population to even get the vaccine. A special mention is required for those who don’t have access to technology like CoWin to register for it.

Taking the unique initiative to change the uncertain pace, Hyderabad-based NGO, Sakina Foundation has stepped forward to help people get the vital vaccine. The Chairman of Sakina Foundation, Asif Hussain Sohail commenced Mobile vaccination vans in idiosyncratic assistance. The NGO now has more than 50 mobile vaccination vans and they are striving their best to help the homeless, senior citizens and roadside hawkers get the vaccine.

All 50 of the mobile vans are stationed at all four zones of Hyderabad, along with Adilabad, Karimnagar, Suryapet, Nalgonda and Nirmal districts of Telangana. It is a team effort and Sakina Foundation team also facilitate the transport of people to vaccination centres. Kudos to hundreds of volunteers who are involved in this ‘vaccination on wheels’ drive to facilitate hurdle-less functioning.

The first step is Sakina Foundation team will collect ID Cards of those willing to get vaccinated through the helpline, following which registration is done at nearby government or private vaccine centres. Soon after registration, the recipients ould be transited to the closest vaccine Centre citing that they do not have to wait in long queues. The required documents are provided to the registration team stationed at the vaccine centres.

The chairman Asif Hussain Sohail said that they are making a list of people who require the jab area-wise, with the help of welfare associations and Basti committees. They are also receiving many calls from senior citizens who reside alone to be part of this initiative by the NGO. He further clarified that their aim is to safeguard the lives of senior citizens, the homeless and the vulnerable people who are finding it tough to administer the vaccine during the lockdown in Telangana.

Moreover, transportation has been a big issue due to the lockdown and elders are scared to travel or even come out. That is why Sakina Foundation came up with the ‘Vaccination on wheels’ campaign to make it easier for people to get vaccinated. The team are looking forward to reaching the maximum number of people who can avail of this facility, free of cost. Additionally, the Foundation also provides free oxygen and food to Covid-19 patients in hospitals. We salute the team for being truly an inspiration to society. We can sense the unparallel zeal and passion they have and Sakina Foundation proved that even the sky is not the limit with their challenging activity.