Dwarka: To scale up the vaccination drive in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated the city’s first drive-through vaccination centre for people above 18 years in collaboration with Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital at Vegas Mall in Sector 14, Dwarka.
It will be first-of-its-kind centre in Delhi which will have both routine on site (operational from 9 am to 9 pm) as well as drive-through vaccination facilities (operational from 9 am to 5 pm).
People who want to get vaccine at this centre will have to register on CoWIN and book a time slot by dialing 8800015999 (drive-through) or 8800015905 / 01143388888 (on-site). Walk-in won’t be allowed.
The fee for getting the vaccine at the facility inside the Vegas Mall is Rs 1,000 and drive-through vaccination will be Rs 1,400. The Centre plans to administer a minimum of 250 to 300 doses a day. The centre will also operate a mobile vaccination unit called ‘VaxiVan’, to vaccinate people in the residential housing societies and the corporate offices.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “ We started a drive-through vaccination centre in Dwarka from today and will open more such centres in Delhi. We are only waiting for an adequate supply of the vaccines. I hope that the Central Government will ensure supply of vaccines soon so that we can open more centres.”
Dr Aashish Chaudhry, MD, Aakash Healthcare said, “We have been fighting the pandemic since the beginning both in offering treatment and the phased vaccination drive. Two vaccination centres are already operating beside the hospital building. However, we have procured an additional 30,000 doses for the vaccination centers at Vegas Mall.”
“Our innovative drive-through vaccination center is the first in Delhi and with the kind of robust processes we have designed for both onsite and drive-through vaccination centers, it is bound to bring immense satisfaction and feeling of safety among the masses,” said Dr Kousar A Shah, COO, Aakash Healthcare.
“We are happy that the Delhi Government has accepted our proposal and supporting us. We are very committed to help city authorities and municipal corporations in vaccination of all citizens,” said Kawal Kumar, Director of RP Group and Vegas Mall.