Canon India and CII Foundation to promote COVID vaccine campaign
Canon India – Canon India, one of the image industry’s leaders, has announced a community welfare effort in conjunction with the CII Foundation to support the CII Foundation’s COVID-19 immunisation push, which is aimed at underserved populations in rural and urban slums. This is a step forward for CII’s Vaccine Nation Project, which is aimed at bolstering the country’s immunisation drive.
The 15-day vaccination drive will take place in Defence Enclave in Noida (12th-15th December), Vasai Virar industrial belt in Mumbai (16th & 17th December), and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal (20th-24th December), covering about 3.2K beneficiaries. Canon India will assist CII in mapping vaccination regulations across states and would encourage its members to set up vaccination centres, reaching out to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and rural areas, to heighten the recent vaccination drive’s actions. The programme will take a multi-stakeholder approach, with local grassroots NGOs and local governments working together to mobilise and promote immunisation among residents.
Furthermore, earlier this year, Canon India carried a vaccination perception campaign and set up assistance camps in its adopted towns of Maheshwari Village (Haryana), Parivali Village (Mumbai), Kalyanpur Village (Kolkata), and Annadodi Village (Bangalore) to boost residents in enrolling for vaccination. Canon also placed oxygen cylinders and related accessories in its adopted villages to strengthen the preparedness of our adopted communities in the event of future COVID-19 surges.
Canon India began its COVID-19 relief efforts last year by distributing critical ration packages to over 12,500 people in its adopted villages, including daily wagers and BPL families, as well as sanitary necessities to children from SOS Children’s Village Family homes. In addition to delivering essentials such as surgical masks, hand sanitisers, liquid soap, and cleaning supplies for the home and surroundings, instructive and awareness seminars for the children of SOS Children’s Villages in Faridabad and Hyderabad were held. They also gave over 732 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to healthcare workers around the country to protect paramedical staff, as well as to government hospitals in Mumbai, Haryana, and Bengaluru, assuring insurance of health labourers pertained.
Canon India Vaccine Camp
The CII Foundation is concentrating on vaccinating people in Tier II and III cities and pastoral India, particularly the marginalised and underserved communities, by holding vaccination camps in urban slums and untouchable regions in over 15 States,” Seema Arora, CEO, CII Foundation and Deputy Director-General, announced the vaccination aim and the partnership with Canon. It accomplishes this by collaborating closely with local governments, industry, medical authorities and hospitals, non-governmental organisations, and grassroots community organisers.
The CII Foundation respects Canon’s commitment to the cause and is excited to work with them to speed up the immunisation campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal. Even though the number of Covid cases has been continuously dropping, we must remain vigilant and reach out to disadvantaged communities to vaccinate them.”
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