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Vaccination drive for disabled persons sought May 24, 2021, 04:32 IST (Corona pandemic)

Ahmedabad: City-based disability rights activists alleged that the city administration and state government have not responded to their request for arranging special drive or camp for the persons with disabilities (PwDs) to get vaccinated. They said that a notification by the central government has already instructed the health department on giving priority to the disabled in testing, treatment and vaccination.

Samir Kakkad, founder of All India Handicap Association, said that they had sent emails to the state government and AMC officials, requesting them to carry out special camps. “We already have registration of over 500 persons with us. Due to their condition, PwDs are more prone to getting infection. We offered support of all our volunteers. But we are yet to hear from them,” said Kakkad.