Gangtok: Sikkim‘s entrepreneurs conglomerate—the Sikkim Entrepreneurs & Economic Development (SEED)—Cell initiated a helpline number for vaccination registration for people in the 18-44 age group from May 20.

To register, simply call on the toll-free number: 1800–123–3084, following which a volunteer will register you on COWIN.

Further, one can register up to four persons.

“We worked on creating a framework for our volunteers to receive calls via a toll-free number and help people in registration. We understand that registration is one thing and scheduling is another. But increased registration on the COWIN portal will help in scheduling and tracking when the vaccine becomes available at a larger scale. SEED CELL is, therefore, taking a pre-emptive step and helping people register,” the organisation said in a press release.

SEED CELL under the ‘SOCH by SEED CELL’ initiative started a volunteer-based tele – calling management system to call all positive patients who turned positive for COVID 19 from May 12, 2021. In this exercise, over 1,000 calls have been made, requirements collected and delivered to needy persons.

SEED CELL has also coordinated emergency ambulance services, medicine & material services, blood donation through various Government agencies and CLCs of SKM.

Further, SEED CELL has also provided food services in Gangtok and are regularly participating in the distribution of cooked meals to the frontline warriors.

Within five days of active operation, SEED CELL is coordinating at various levels to understand the requirements of various frontline organizations and provide help, mentions the release. “We believe, our step will help speed up the registration process rapidly and achieve full vaccination at the earliest”, said the release.

SEED Cell was formed in 2020 with Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay as the Chief Patron, Lakhpa Moktan as the Chief Mentor, Raj Lama as the Chief Coordinator and Durga P Pradhan as the Mission Director. SOCH by SEED Cell is the social service initiative to help the people of Sikkim during the pandemic through coordination of support and relief.

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