Bhubaneswar, June 2: Continuing with its priority and commitment to protect vulnerable populations against COVID-19, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken up the responsibility of helping senior citizens housed in various old-age homes of the State Capital to get vaccinated, if they are unable to visit the vaccination centres on their own.
Today, more than 40 elderly people with medical complications staying at Shri Krishna Old Age Home, a voluntary organization, in the Old Town area of the city were vaccinated from the comfort of their own living areas by the Civic Body.
A team from BMC comprising a Vaccinator, a Data Entry Operator (DEO), a Nodal Officer and a Doctor reached the old age home’s main centre at Tankapani Road at 9.30 AM to carry out the vaccination. Vaccine was administered to the inmates after their names were registered on the spot to make it hassle-free for them. Subsequently, the team went to two more centres located at Nuagaon and at Keuta Sahi Chhak near Lingaraj Temple to vaccinate the other elderly people living in the old-age homes.
Inmates of the old-age home expressed their happiness and gratitude soon after they were vaccinated from the comfort of their living areas.
Later in the day, four inmates of Odisha Association for the Blind situated at Satya Nagar were also vaccinated at their premises. The Civic Body has planned to vaccinate inmates of the Shelters for Urban Homeless (SUH) in the city tomorrow.