Hyderabad: With an aim to ensure 100 per cent vaccination against Covid-19, the management of various mosques in the city along with voluntary organisations and government agencies are organising exclusive vaccination camps in the premises of the mosque.
As part of the initiative, a programme was launched at three mosques in Rajendranagar, Hassannagar and Shaheennagar from Monday by a city-based NGO Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) and SEED USA. The vaccination programme is supported by the Azim Premji Foundation.
AIMIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi inaugurated the event at the Masjid -e- Mohammed Mustafa located at Wadi-e-Mahmood, in Rajendranagar.
Similar programmes will be taken up across all the big mosques in the city in the next six months by the Helping Hand Foundation in coordination with the government agencies.
Mujtaba Hasan Askari of Helping Hand Foundation said that they were in talks with the several managements of various mosques to create more awareness about the importance of Covid vaccination and also using social media platforms for the purpose.
“Mosque management came forward to facilitate the vaccination drive. During the morning hours we will be organising camps to facilitate the vaccination program,” he said.
Akbaruddin said the vaccination was the only way to beat the deadly virus, which continues to spread rapidly. A well-vaccinated population would reduce the risk of hospitalisations and mortality. He asked the community elders and religious personalities to encourage the people to get vaccinated.
Mujtaba Askari said that they were also taking steps to ensure that those who cannot visit the camps due to age-related issues can get it vaccinated at their doorstep.
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