GRH 24×7 vax centre turns a hit in Madurai28th August 2021
Madurai: The round-the-clock vaccination facility at Government Rajaji Hospital’s vaccination centre at the corporation’s Elango boys higher secondary school has come in handy for people to get their jabs with ease even at midnight. This was a far cry from the scene a few months ago when people used to crowd its gates early in the morning trying to get the shot.
Awarded for vaccinating one lakh people since its inception in January, the facility will soon be shifted to Madurai Medical College premises.
Dr S Waseemsha, one of the four nodal officers for the centre, said it was started on January 16 when healthcare workers were the main focus and vaccination was for those aged above 60 and 45 plus with comorbidities. But, crowds started thronging as the second wave peaked. They then launched a dial and register system, but that faced some problems. Online registering with the help of CovidFree Madurai, a community initiative, followed. With technology support from ZOHO corporation, this helped them ease the crowds.