Supporting Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in West Bengal | Milaap
Supporting Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in West Bengal
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  • Amlan

    Created by

    Amlan Mukherjee
  • Cv

    This fundraiser will benefit

    COVID vaccination

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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The objective of this fundraiser is to support the NGO Agami Nirman 2003 in facilitating access to COVID-19 vaccines in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in West Bengal. The money will be used to pay for vaccine shots, pay for transportation to vaccine sites, and provide support in using the appointments app.

Background
Vaccine distribution within a large population spanning a wide socioeconomic spectrum can be challenging. In India, there are two ways to access the vaccine: either through free clinics that are open to all, or through clinics where the shots can be purchased at a cost of Rs. 780 (~10 USD). Both the paths require an appointment to be made through a smart phone app. At this time in the vaccination cycle most of the paid clinics have lower demands as people who can pay have already been vaccinated, while the free clinics are suffering severe shortages and seeing long lines. In addition, the app is not easily accessible for folks without smart phones thus adding to the confusion. The sum of money at stake and the appointment process is becoming a detriment to accessing vaccines for people who want to get vaccinated.

About Agami Nirman
Agami Nirman 2003 is an apolitical, non-religious organization dedicated to providing a platform for youth, the citizens of tomorrow. Agami Nirman has launched drives to bring education in some form or another to those in society who cannot afford formal education. They support Vocational Education and have opened a Vocational study centre for Pre-Primary Teachers’ Training courses that are affiliated to the Netaji Subhas Open University. They have also worked to support the welfare and education of children and their families in disadvantaged communities located in Sharshuna. The organization is run entirely on charitable donations and gifts.

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