Kullu, May 30
The Aash Child Development Center, an NGO here, volunteered to provide assistance with vaccination registration and free transportation service for people with disabilities in Kullu town. Shruti More, director and occupational therapist at the center, said those in need can call 9418606898 for help. She said that with public transport not being available during the curfew, free transport services would be provided to people with disabilities to ensure they get vaccinated.
âPeople with disabilities face challenges due to limited accessibility to vaccination centers, online registration platforms and financial issues,â said More.
An initiative of the Samphia Foundation, the center offers physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services to people with disabilities in Kullu.
The institution has also launched a vehicle under “Therapy on Wheels”, which helps children with disabilities in remote areas. The therapy bus raises awareness and provides information on the importance of providing therapy to children with disabilities.
The Union government has tasked with setting up Covid Vaccination Centers (NHCVC) close to their homes, linked to existing Covid Vaccination Centers (CVCs) for people with disabilities and the elderly.
The Department of Health also organized a special vaccination camp for residents over the age of 45 of the remote village of Malana on May 23-24.
A source from the health department said they were able to achieve the goal in Malana village, after being advised by health officials and Asha agents.
The source said such camps will soon be organized in other remote villages as well.