IAS Officer Navjot Khosa Takes Thiruvananthapuram Ahead With Kerala’s First 24 * 7 Car Vaccination
Getting vaccinated is very important, the most relevant question that remains is where to get vaccinated? Will vaccines be available? How long will it take? Will there be a queue to beat? Navjot Khosa, the collector of Thiruvananthapuram has proposed an initiative that makes the above questions and concerns irrelevant. She has launched an initiative, the first of its kind in Kerela, that allows people from all walks of life to get vaccinated quickly, safely and securely. Vaccination with Thiruvanthapuram just got that easy.
The fight against the pandemic is not new to Kerala, it is used to overcoming the challenges posed by diseases in the most exemplary way, whether it is the Nipah virus or the first wave of COVID -19. The challenges are greater as Kerala also has one of the largest populations in the diaspora. The state administration is known for its rapid, effective and efficient responses in the management of health emergencies. Living up to this good reputation is Thiruvananthapuram collector Najot Khosa, who has launched a one-of-a-kind initiative to boost the vaccination campaign in Kerala.
Driving vaccination: a first of its kind in Kerela
Kerala’s capital, Thiruvanthapuram, has become the first in the state to launch a ’24×7 drive-thru vaccination center’ to boost the vaccination campaign, cover more people and reach the last person. The initiative is an instant hit among people, with many coming in their own vehicles, cars, bicycles, bicycles and even on foot to be vaccinated. Thanks to this and other awareness raising activities, Thiruvananthapuram is on track and on the verge of reaching the milestone of immunizing its entire population.
Onam is looming on the horizon and the festive atmosphere has set in, vaccination has slowly moved up the hierarchy. The need to reinvigorate the vaccination campaign and boost the so far successful vaccination campaign has become all the more important. It was at this time that Navjot Khosa, collector of Thiruvananthapuram, proposed Kerala’s first in-car vaccination program. “The arrival of the holiday season meant that vaccination could go down the pecking order”
“We had to come up with a new initiative to keep the momentum going and I am extremely delighted with the response it received,” said Navjot Khosa, speaking with The logical Indian. People no longer need to put aside their work, their plans or their festive preparations. The initiative meant people could get vaccinated in a fraction of the time.
Help the elderly, convenience for the young
Seniors, when they came in their own vehicles, felt comfortable taking their dose by sitting in their vehicles. The fear of visiting a crowded place or standing in line was gone.
This made it easy for young people to ride their bicycles, for motorists to sit in vehicles and get vaccinated. Even people have taken the liberty of entering the drive-in and getting vaccinated. “People came in cars, cycles, cars and even on foot, it was a setup and arrangement for everyone,” said the collector.
Jobs, festivals and other externalities are a barrier for people to reach vaccination centers on time for their dose. This fear no longer exists, the availability of the vaccination center 24/7 allows people to complete their tasks and come at the appropriate time to be vaccinated.
Talk to The logical Indian, Najot Khosa said, “People have accepted the virus as part of their life. To receive regular injections, they must go to health centers and hospitals. The elderly and the young are sometimes skeptical about the idea of entering hospitals ”. The only requirement from the side of people was that they had to sign up for the dose online before coming. The public can arrive in their vehicles, get an injection without getting out of the car, and then wait in the viewing area for a period of time in vehicles only.
Transparent experience and instant success
From arrival to vaccination and waiting for the required observation period, all without anyone getting out of their car, bike or car, it was the most fluid experience that residents have ever experienced. of Kerala have witnessed vaccination. Speaking of the initiative’s success, IAS Navjot Khosa added that it had only been four to five days since they launched it, but the response has been overwhelming.
On the first day almost 500 slots were made available, and all of them were booked, on the second day 1000 slots were booked in 20 minutes, and now they plan to make 1500 slots available to the public. This campaign had three main objectives: to make vaccination accessible to the elderly, to vaccinate as many people as possible thanks to the drive-in and to keep the facility open at all times and the objectives were met with resounding success.
The logical Indian congratulates Navjot Khosa and his team for the continued efforts and new initiatives to ensure that the entire population of Thiruvananthapuram is vaccinated. The immense reception and participation are a testament to the success of the initiative. We also thank the people of Thiruvananthapuram for making the initiative a success by showing up and getting vaccinated. The conviction to overcome the pandemic is strengthened and together we fight and overcome the pandemic.
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