Elderly to get free pick-and-drop facility for jab

Elderly to get free pick-and-drop facility for jab

Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 11

In a novel initiative, the Ludhiana police have started a free pick-and-drop facility for elderly to reduce their hassles in reaching Covid vaccination centres. The service will be provided free of cost to residents. The initiative has been started in collaboration with HumHain.

The Joint Commissioner of Police (City), Deepak Pareek, told The Tribune that Ludhiana Commissionerate under the guidance of Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal took this initiative to serve the elderly who may face problem of conveyance to reach vaccination centres.

“We want to serve the elderly through this initiative. Our cars will pick them up from their residences and after getting them vaccinated, they will be droped back to their house. Initially, 10 cars have been added to the fleet and in coming days, more cars will be added,” JCP Pareek said while launching the initiative at the Police Lines today.

JCP Pareek said the elderly can call 9577744447 to avail the service in Ludhiana.

Residents urged to enrol their vehicles

The JCP said if any city resident want to enrol in this noble cause, and want to deploy their cars for the purpose as well, they can also call on the given number. “Residents can enrol their cars for one day or a few days for the same and there will not be any binding for them to permanently deploy their vehicles. We all together can join the cause and help the elderly,” Pareek added.

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