Project Mumbai to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccination among tribal communities

As per reports, members from the tribal communities have been reluctant about getting vaccinated due to which their response at the vaccination centres have been relatively low.

Project Mumbai to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccination among tribal communities
An initiative was recently announced by 'Project Mumbai' focusing on people from the tribal communities from Gadchiroli district who have not shown a positive response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination drive. As per reports, efforts will be made by the organization ensure the vaccination camps conducted there are successful, for which officials are focusing on educating the citizens and creating awareness regarding the importance of vaccines. 

To implement the same effectively, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the District Collector from Gadchiroli and Project Mumbai association in the presence of Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

Present during this event were Project Mumbai Chief Executive Officer Shishir Joshi, Gadchiroli District Collector Deepak Singh, Trustee of Search Institute Dr. Anand Banga, Dr. Harsha Vashisht and other officials.

Sharing more information about the initiative, officials said that the people from the tribal groups in Gadchiroli district are reluctant to take the vaccines and the campaigns conducted in the respective areas are not getting adequate response due to misconceptions. Understanding the same, Project Mumbai has stepped forward to spread the right message and will try to create awareness thereby striving to increase participation in vaccination camps with the help of counseling. 

Gadchiroli district administration has supported this step and will provide the necessary help as required. Besides this initiative, officials also launched the Arogya Swarajya Yojana during the event which aims at controlling the spread of COVID-19 across villages thereby ensuring safety and healthy living.

On this occasion, Minister Tope said that vaccine is an important weapon to prevention one from COVID-19 infection and it takes time for mass vaccination to be conducted and for everyone in the state to collectively develop immunity. Similar observations have been made globally, in countries where vaccination is high, and the incidence of the third wave or further spread has reduced significantly.

He appreciated the efforts taken by the association and state that vaccination is effective and counseling the members from the tribal group is necessary for the vaccination.

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