NKDA opened its second Covid vaccination centre for senior citizens at the community hall in CB Block market in New Town on Wednesday. Officials said 69 senior citizens took the jab at the centre on Wednesday. The authorities held a meeting with representatives of private hospitals in New Town and requested them to see if arrangements could be made for walk-in vaccinations for the elderly. A 24-hour helpline number (1800-103-7652) has also been introduced for registration.
“The plan is to send all those registering through the helpline to CB market community hall and those registering through Co-Win to the safe-house vaccination centre in Action Area IID,” said an NKDA official.
Officials said there are plans to increase the inoculation units in the safe-house vaccination centre from two to three.
“The safe-house vaccination centre was witnessing huge crowds. There was a need for another vaccine centre,” said Samaresh Das, chairperson of New Town Forum and News, a local NGO.
Source: Times of India