It is a wrong notion people have about vaccine, why to take it when Second Wave is slowing down: Mr VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad

It is a wrong notion people have about vaccine, why to take it when Second Wave is slowing down: Mr VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad

That is not right. Irrespective of cases, people must go and get vaccinated at the earliest possible time. He described the mega drive as the first of its kind in the world, vaccinating spreading fast. Similarly, we must vaccinate people faster than the spread of the vaccine to fight it out, he said. Though vaccination was supposed to begin from 8 am, people started coming down right from the morning at 6 am. Though we were not ready still we managed to vaccinate them without holding them and sent them back at the earliest possible time. People were under the wrong impression that the stock might get over, so they came much before their allocated time slot. This has created a mild traffic jam for some time but the able police could manage the situation. We have deployed almost 5000 police on this job, Mr Sajjanar informed.

Krishna Yedula, Secretary-General of SCSC said that they took the help of technology to manage such a large number of people in the least possible time. It was a paperless, touchless, cashless and contactless vaccination drive. People could get jabbed in just 5 to 10 minutes without waiting in long queues. It was possible because of pre-registration, pre-online payment. All they had to do was to scan the QR code and proceed for the jab. It is like Must come and just go. Everything happens so fast.

In this race, we must compete with corona, run faster and vaccinate faster than the speed of its spread, then only we check it out and throw it out of our lives, said Krishna Yedula.

Hari Krishna, Executive Director, Medicover Group of Hospitals India said this idea of mass vaccination was in our minds long before the vaccines were made available. Today by the time of the formal inauguration of the drive we have vaccinated 11000 people of 18 years and above. By morning we had 36,000 registrations.

By the end of the day, we will surpass 40,000 vaccinations.

To manage this we have booked 3 halls at Hitex. One hall is exclusively reserved for senior citizens. People availed of Covaxin some their second dose and many their first dose. We had 300 vaccination stations in all the three halls put together. We have pressed into the service of 700 nurses. We arranged a 5-bed emergency facility in case of any exigencies. We have kept 10 ambulances ready to transport any emergency patients to the hospitals. 300 admin staff of Medicover and 150 volunteers from SCSC facilities the smooth management of vaccinating the biggest number of people on the globe in a single day in a single venue.

We are happy we were able to do this with the support of everyone. Looking at the response, we would like to continue these drives at the same venues as well as in other cities/states–Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Ms Swarajya Lakshmi, DMHO, Ranga Reddy District praised Mr VC Sajjanar for always coming forward with many useful programs to society. I am happier than anyone else as this is happening in our Ranga Reddy District.

This is the need of the hour as this place is densely populated.

The Mega vaccination drive held on Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm at Hitex, Madhapur, Hyderabad

40,000 people are vaccinated by evening by the time this report is filed. It was a joint initiative of Cyberabad Police, SCSC and Medicover. The entire event was planned and executed in just 7 days. Near 1650 people–nurses, doctors, volunteers, admin staff and police to put up this mega vaccination drive which Dr Gadala Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health, Govt of Telangana termed as the World’s Largest Single-Day Single Venue Vaccination Drive Vaccinating 40,000 people.

Different time slots were allocated all through the day. Nursing stations were set up for Lactating Mothers. An emergency ward with 5 beds in each hall and Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for Guests who come for the Vaccination

The objective of this drive is to inoculate the maximum number of people in the tri-city—Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Cyberabad. This drive was held in the safest environment strictly observing CAB-Covid Appropriate Behavior and Protocols. This has not only set a trend but motivated more people to organize such a drive to vaccinate the maximum population in the least possible time to fight impending waves if any.

While many are flocking to vaccine centers, because of the increased awareness due to the Second Wave still a large section of people are hesitating to get jabbed. This drive also motivated those who are still in dilemma. Camps like this will send a strong message and will also give them confidence that it is safe to take the vaccine.

This Mega Vaccination Drive is another feather in the cap of Cyberabad Police, SCSC who is known for many mega drives like this. Vaccination is the best weapon available to equip the public to fight Covid.

Dr Anil Krishna, MD; Dr Sharath Reddy, Executive Director; Mr Neeraj Lal, Group Sr. VP; Mr Madish Deglokar, Chief Business Officer of Medicover Group and Mr Veankteshwarlu, DCP, Madhapur and others graced the inaugural ceremony of the Vaccination of Drive.