New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior AAP MLAs on Tuesday launched the 'Jahan Vote, Wahin Vaccine' campaign across the national capital. Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain, along with AAP MLAs Atishi, Dilip Pandey and Sanjeev Jha launched the campaign in their respective constituencies.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited a vaccination centre on Wednesday. He tweeted, "Under the 'Jahan Vote Wahin Vaccine' campaign, I visited a vaccination centre today. People were happy for the fact that they were getting vaccines where they had voted. There is no need to do online booking. Booth officers are giving slots to people at their homes."
"जहाँ वोट, वहीं वैक्सीन" अभियान के तहत शुरू हुए एक सेंटर का आज दौरा किया। वहाँ लोग इस बात को लेकर बेहद खुश नज़र आए कि उनके घर के पास ही जहाँ वोट डालने आए थे वहीं अब वैक्सीन भी लग रही है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 9, 2021
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The leaders appealed to representatives of RWAs, youth groups, women's groups, market associations, NGOs and religious organisations to spread awareness and encourage citizens above 45 years to get vaccinated at local polling booths in their assembly constituencies. The Delhi government has made adequate arrangements for vaccination at the polling centres, a minister said.
Delhi's Food & Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain launched the initiative in Ballimaran Assembly constituency. He went from door-to-door, encouraging people to get vaccinated. He appealed to all community leaders to do their bit in encouraging citizens aged 45 years and above to get vaccinated at the local polling booths in the constituency.
Hussain said that the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) had also begun visiting the people in their wards, and different teams are encouraging citizens to get vaccinated at local polling booths. E-rickshaws have been arranged to carry citizens to polling booths to get vaccinated. He said that those above 45 years of age should be vaccinated in four weeks, and the Delhi government will similarly carry this out for those in the 18-44 years age category as well.
He also interacted with people who received their vaccine at these centres. Hussain said that this campaign will achieve the goal of 100% vaccination in Delhi, with the government having made adequate arrangements for vaccination at the centre. The polling centers are usually near the houses, which makes walking up to the places convenient.
In Kalkaji, Atishi started the 'Jahan Vote Wahi Vaccination' and held a march. She tweeted, "Initiated the work of taking the information of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's #JahanVoteWahanVaccine campaign from door to door in Kalkaji". She added that from Tuesday, she will go from house to house to ensure that all 45 years and above age groups get the covid vaccines from their local polling booth.
A BLO, a civil defence volunteer and AAP workers will visit homes to encourage citizens to get vaccinated. These people will also help people in the registration process. At Kalkaji's ward number 91, there are 44 booths and 44 teams of AAP will be going door-to-door, helping people where needed. This will continue on Wednesday and a day after that at other wards.
Atishi said, "In this way, all the citizens of Kalkaji who are over 45 years will be vaccinated in the coming three weeks. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by the Delhi CM to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic."