Noida: As the demand for vaccination at doorsteps for needy people grows, the Noida Federation of Apartments Owners Associations (NOFAA) on Wednesday requested the Apartment Owners Associations (AOAs) and Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) of societies to prepare a list of people who are immobile and need vaccines at home.
The NOFAA has also requested the administration to allow vaccination at home for bedridden, wheelchair-bound, terminally ill, differently-abled persons and octogenarians including the residents who find it extremely difficult to reach out to the nearest vaccination centre.
“We have requested all AOAs/RWAs to prepare a list of such residents with any of the above ailments. The list will be handy and help the administration in planning vaccination drives. Clusters of highrises can be considered for such vaccination at home drives in future,” said Rajiva Singh, President, NOFAA.
“Even if we have two per cent of such ailing residents, we can have an estimate of 500 to 1000 persons who may need such assistance. After making the list, NOFAA will hand it over to the health department to facilitate the vaccination drive,” he added.
Singh sent the message to the administration through a tweet on Wednesday. He wrote, “Super seniors who are immobile and cannot reach CVCs need to be vaccinated at home. Door to door vaccination for octogenarians is a must. A mobile vaccination team could help. (sic)”
Super seniors who are immobile and cannot reach CVCs need to be vaccinated at home. Door to door vaccination for octogenarian a must. A mobile vaccination team could help. @dmgbnagar @cmogbnr @ChiefSecyUP @MoHFW_INDIA @CeoNoida @mansukhmandviya @nbhooshan @PMOIndia— Rajiva Singh (@Rajiva2011) August 4, 2021
Replying to the tweet, a resident said, “It is critical to reaching vaccines to homes of the immobile elderly. My parents' second dose is still due. One was recently diagnosed with dementia, the other just had spine surgery. Both 80+. I cannot take them to a vaccination centre in Noida. (sic)”
Vice President of NOFAA, Sachin Goyal said, “We have been receiving requests from different highrises for doorstep vaccination for needy people. They have been saying that there are residents who are not in a position to visit the hospital. There are people who are physically disabled or bedridden who cannot visit the vaccination centres.”
“The move will benefit both the residents and the administration. While the needy people would be inoculated, the administration will be able to achieve a 100 per cent vaccination target. Together we can save our people and this initiative will certainly help,” he added.
CitySpidey also talked to President of Aditya Celebrity Homes, Puneet Sharma. He said, “It is imperative that such empathetic efforts are made towards an inclusive society. Any AOA will be happy with this initiative.”