Over 200 persons with disabilities vaccinated in Jalandhar

Over 200 persons with disabilities vaccinated in Jalandhar

After the recommendations of a city-based disability activist, the state Health Department organised a special vaccination camp for persons with disabilities (PwD) in all districts. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 18

After the recommendations of a city-based disability activist, the state Health Department organised a special vaccination camp for persons with disabilities (PwD) in all districts. Over 200 beneficiaries and their caregivers under the 18-44 age group were administered Covishield vaccine today.

Amarjit Anand, the disability rights activists, had sent a proposal to the department regarding a seperate vaccination camp for differently-abled persons on April 30.

Joint-Coordinator of the camp Manish Aggarwal said the camp was organised at the Chaanam Association, Vocational and Physiotherapy Centre, Wadala. While it was held under the guidance of industrialist and businessman Bhupindsr Singh Makkar, District Sessions Judge and District Legal Services Authority secretary Dr Gagagndeep Kaur inaugurated the camp.

Sitting arrangement, drinking water, toilets and sanitised rooms, were put up in place to vaccinate beneficiaries without any difficulty.

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