Guwahati: Amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, Apollo Tyres Foundation along with Global Organization for Life Development (GOLD) launched a special vaccination drive for migrant workers and truck drivers in Guwahati from Thursday.
The free COVID-19 vaccination drive being carried out in the city’s Beharbari area is supported by the Assam government’s health department.
The vaccination drive will cover those migrant workers and truck drivers who are above 45 years of age, said Rajiv Sarma, founder of Guwahati-based GOLD.
“There is some kind of system in place for everyone no such facility for the truck drivers or the migrant workers who lack proper documents. Since Beltola is one such area where we see a lot of trucks plying throughout the day, so the idea was to get them vaccinated,” Sarma said.
“We began our work today with that initiative. People have been registered through an offline process,” he added.
However, the beneficiaries have to undergo COVID-19 tests before they are administered with the vaccine dose, Sarma added.
Apollo Tyres Foundation aims to vaccinate 100 people every day as part of this special vaccination drive.