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CSR arm of IIFL Group supports vaccination of specially abled individuals in Mumbai

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As part of its mission Conquer COVID, IIFL Foundation (the CSR arm of IIFL Group) is supporting the ‘Kindness on Wheels’ vaccination drive. This drive is aimed at vaccinating specially abled individuals in various regions of Mumbai.
Through this CSR initiative, safe and sanitized auto-rickshaw service is provided at the doorstep of specially abled people. The drivers of these auto-rickshaws are cooperative, empathetic, and vaccinated. About 1,000 people are likely to benefit from this initiative.
It covers people affected from blindness, low vision, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and multiple disabilities (including deaf-blindness). People cured of leprosy are also covered in this drive.
This drive is conducted in partnership with Soham Foundation and Renovate India. The implementation process comprises six simple steps: Setting up SOP for the project, networking with vaccination centres, onboarding auto-rickshaws, allocating rickshaws and sharing information, pick up and drop for vaccination and daily monitoring and reporting of progress made.
Madhu Jain, Director, IIFL Foundation, said, “Most disabled citizens in India are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 as they are unable to follow the norms of social distancing and require constant care and support. Taking note of this need, we are facilitating vaccination for this community of highly vulnerable people. The initiative is also supporting auto-rickshaw drivers who have seen reduction in their business post the pandemic. IIFL Foundation remains committed to work proactively with its partners and communities, and accomplish Mission Conquer COVID.”
This CSR initiative follows a string of measures taken by the IIFL Group to combat the pandemic. IIFL Foundation has distributed 175 oxygen concentrators in rural Maharashtra and Rajasthan and has provided 500 COVID relief kits in 7 towns of rural Rajasthan. It donated a servo ventilator machine to the Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai earlier this month. The aim of the Foundation is to address the most pressing issues faced by the underprivileged sections of society to help them prevent and treat the disease.

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