Reliance Foundation will be collaborating with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to provide a helping hand to vulnerable communities of Mumbai in these tough times of COVID-19 pandemic. Reliance foundation through Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, will provide three lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses to city’s vulnerable communities spread across 50 locations. This free vaccination drive is extended to protect underprivileged people in neighbourhoods including Dharavi, Worli, Wadala, Colaba, Pratiksha Nagar, Kamathipura, Mankhurd, Chembur, Govandi and Bhandup.
Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital is deploying a state-of-the-art mobile vehicle unit to conduct the vaccination drive, while MCGM and BEST will provide infrastructure and logistics support for it. This initiative builds on Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital’s regular health outreach initiatives in Mumbai, which address primary and preventive healthcare needs of vulnerable populations through mobile medical vans and static medical units. This vaccination programme will be carried out over the next three months and is part of Reliance Foundation’s Mission Vaccine Suraksha initiative. The initiative is also aimed to provide vaccines for underprivileged communities around the country over the next few months.
Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, Nita M Ambani,said, “Mass vaccination is now the single biggest weapon to protect people from the virus. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that every single Indian has access to vaccination as quickly and efficiently as possible. I am confident that together we will rise above this challenging period and good times will be upon us again.”
Reliance Foundation has swiftly rolled out multi-pronged response initiatives across the country over the last 16 months which includes, free medical oxygen to meet the needs of one lakh patients daily, over 2000 COVID-care beds and facilities supported across the country, over 7.5 crore meals to vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic and distributing of over one crore masks.
As part of Mission Vaccine Suraksha, over 10 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to employees, family members and dependents across Reliance. To date, over 98% of all eligible employees have been covered with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which is now been extended to the vulnerable communities in Mumbai.