As the India is struggling with deadly second wave of coronavirus , many people and institutions are coming forward to the help of the needy people. In this according to the report by the Times of India, a Jain temple in Mumbai’s Andheri East region has been converted into a COVID-19 vaccination centre. Complete with refrigerators to store vials, CCTV cameras for safety, and rooms for doctors to rest, this JB Nagar-based religious structure aims to ease the nation’s collective vaccination efforts, especially during the upcoming rainy months. Reportedly listed as Tarunbharat Jain Mandir on the official vaccination registration portal, CoWIN, the inoculation drive at the temple is claimed to be conducted by Seven Hills Hospital.
Speaking about the makeshift vaccination centre to media, the managing committee of Kantinagar Shwetambar Murtipujak Tapagach Jain Sangh states the inception of the idea was first conceived months ago. Then, monks living within the temple compound decided to refurbish the existing structure for immunisation.
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) April 22, 2021
Jinesh Shah, a local resident, has been at the forefront of the cause. He said that the centre will be open to everyone irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. He added that it is a way to give back to society for a larger cause. Many other temples in Mumbai are also following suit and applying for permission to carry out vaccination at their premises.
New centres starting (9 AM-5 PM) – in limited capacity
Najam Baug (Dongri)
Jain Temple (Zaobawadi)
Saifee Ambulance Polyclinic (Paranjapol Health Post)
SK Patil (Malad) and KMJ Phule (Vikhroli) also administering Covaxin. (Walk-in 2nd dose only)#MyBMCVaccinationUpdate https://t.co/VT4dAZWxPL
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) May 6, 2021