Surat: In order to widen their reach, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has roped in community organisations to get across people above 60 years of age and those with co-morbidites between 45 and 60 years of age for Covid vaccination.
These groups in association with the civic body are organising vaccination camps for their community members. On Sunday, Rana community organised a vaccination camp for their members at Sikotra Mata Vadi in the city where 237 were vaccinated.
“I call upon everybody to get vaccinated as soon as possible and join the fight against Covid-19. It’s safe,” said Kailashgiri Goswami, 58, Sikotra Mata temple priest.
MLA and a member of the Rana community, Arvind Rana visited the vaccination camp and urged people to take the jab. “I came here to take vaccination and ensure that we make the city safe against Covid-19,” said 57-year-old school principal Champakali Jairwala, a resident of Athwalines.
At another such camp organised by MLA Arvind Rana in his constituency (Surat East), a total of 184 people were given vaccination at Rustampura in the city.
“Covid-19 vaccination is safe and it’s Swadeshi. If we want to keep the virus under check, we must take vaccination,” said Kanji Bhalala, president of Shree Saurashtra Patel Sewa Samaj, who along with his wife Jayshree, took vaccination shots on Sunday. A vaccination Centre was started at Diamond hospital on Saturday. At present, there are over 115 vaccination centres across the city.
On Sunday, a total of 6,977 people were vaccinated in eight civic zones of the city. Till now, total 2.39 lakh people have been vaccinated in the city.