RWAs step up to organise vax drives
At least half a dozen well-known hospitals in the City are offering the service of vaccinating people at a venue fixed by the organizers. While the price for each dose of
This type of arrangement, first initiated by the Bangalore Apartments Federation (BAF), has helped many, particularly those who fall in the age group of 18-44, as they were struggling to book a slot for vaccine through
“We believe roughly around 300 such camps by
It’s learnt that some residents’ welfare associations have also sponsored the cost of vaccinating their domestic workers, security personnel or maintenance staff of their apartments.
The City roughly has over 10,000 RWAs both including those of layouts and apartments. There are also many areas where the RWAs are either inactive or never existed.
Vishnu Prasad, a resident of
We had to turn it down,” he said. The hospitals, he added, are unlikely to entertain camps if the bookings are less than 100.
“When we compare Bengaluru to other cities like Mumbai or Delhi, there are more independent houses and layouts without resident welfare associations. It is here that the vaccination has not taken place as there has been no coordinated effort to conduct a mass vaccination programme. The BBMP should set up teams to cover these independent houses and areas without RWAs to maximise the vaccination programme”, said Shashidhar S, a techie residing in Bagalagunte.