Patiala cops launch free cab service for senior citizens

Will provide to and fro conveyance from residence of beneficiaries to health centres for inoculation

Patiala cops launch free cab service for senior citizens

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Patiala, May 1

To mark the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the police have started a free cab service for senior citizens above 60 years in order to ferry them to health facilities for vaccination.

Giving more information during the launch of the “Free pick and drop service” the Patiala SSP, Vikramjit Duggal, said, “The service has been launched for senior citizens and physically challenged by the Patiala police in collaboration with OLA.”

”Initially, it will cover senior citizens living in Patiala and later expanded to all areas of the district,” the SSP added.

“This service will be provided from 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Saturday. Senior citizens can call the police control room at mobile numbers 9592912500 and 9876432100 for registration,” the SSP said.

“Senior citizens, include any general citizen/retired police officials above the age of 60 years, physically challenged and others, who are finding it difficult to access Covid vaccination,” the SSP added.

“The police control room will confirm credentials of senior citizens, register them with the Health Department for vaccination and coordinate with the cab company for providing to and fro conveyance from their residence to the vaccination centre,” the SSP said.

“It will be mandatory for the beneficiary to wear mask, keep his Aadhaar Card and follow Covid appropriate behavior,” the SSP added.—TNS

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