A lot of us could be struggling to get an appointment for vaccination in Mumbai but the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the city is vaccinated at the earliest. The BMC had started drive-in vaccination for senior citizens and specially-abled and each day a number of dispensaries, hospitals, and centres are being added to the list of several vaccination centres in the city. Jain Temple in Mumbai is the latest on the list to have opened its doors to vaccinate people.
The Temple Will Vaccinate Everyone Irrespective Of Caste, Creed & Religion
Jinesh Shah, a local resident, has been at the forefront of the cause. He said that the centre will be open to everyone irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. He added that it is a way to give back to society for a larger cause. Many other temples in Mumbai are also following suit and applying for permission to carry out vaccination at their premises. After Dadar, Mumbai All Set To Get Drive-In Vaccination Centres In Every Zone For Senior Citizens
New centres starting (9 AM-5 PM) – in limited capacity
Najam Baug (Dongri)
Jain Temple (Zaobawadi)
Saifee Ambulance Polyclinic (Paranjapol Health Post)
SK Patil (Malad) and KMJ Phule (Vikhroli) also administering Covaxin. (Walk-in 2nd dose only)#MyBMCVaccinationUpdate https://t.co/VT4dAZWxPL
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) May 6, 2021
The Open Space Have Been Covered To Ensure Smooth Functioning During Rains
The idea to vaccinate the population was conceived by the managing committee of Kantinagar Shwetambar Murtipujak Tapagach Jain Sangh. The decision of converting the temple into a vaccination centre was made early and the monks were aware of the plan. The site was thereafter refurbished to convert it into a centre. The temple area was completely covered from the top so the immunisation drive does not get affected when it rains.
Two Jain temples in Mumbai turn into Covid centres https://t.co/35i8cfYQfC via @TOIMumbai pic.twitter.com/EoPeazG2pu
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) April 22, 2021
Sanjay Vora, secretary of the sangh said that they kept the temple shut for a year and now they are converting it into a vaccination centre as it has the necessary space and infrastructure. We are hoping we get more centres like this in the city so that we can get the jab at the earliest.