Shared by Mr Rahul Aggarwal (Batch of 2012), who is a part of the core team of a technology startup Park+ that is founded by Mr Amit Lakhotia (Batch of 2007). Park+ (backed by Matrix Partners and Sequoia Capital) has started a social initiative under which they organised drive-through vaccination camps for citizens across multiple cities in partnership with local government bodies. The execution and impact of the camp being conducting in Gurugram in partnership with Govt. of Haryana was also lauded by the Prime Minister of India. A drive-through not just eases the pressure off hospitals and staff but also ensures the least contact set-up with no additional infrastructure cost and to top it all, the vaccine is given in the comfort of one’s own car. These camps in NCR (Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad) have benefitted 10,000+ citizens and been very well received by citizens.
The epitome of diverse culture – India has now occupied spaces in the local news for something other than its heritage. With the ongoing second wave and the premonition of a third wave, the virus’ variants prove that Covid-19 is no friend to Indians and never will be. Amidst the chaos, the only effective remedy against coronavirus is ‘Vaccination’.
The multiplying positivity rate generates a dire need for CoVid vaccinations. But the conspicuous lack of resources and management make this fight difficult. Amit Lakhotia decided to aid the vaccination process by facilitating the local health departments in conducting drive-through vaccination camps across Delhi-NCR.
Park+ took the initiative to help the local government bodies to streamline and manage the Drive-through covid vaccination camps to ensure easy access to everyone. As part of this social initiative, Park+ quickly tied up with leading malls and tech parks to set up these camps and utilize their already vacant parkings to conduct these camps.
This initiative has turned out to be really effective in reducing the burden on hospitals and ensuring that people get jabbed with minimal contact and social distance. The initiative being lauded by PM Modi himself has led to drive-through vaccination camps being organized in all parts of India. All a person needs to do is, to drive to the campsite, get their jab, wait for 30 minutes and drive home safely. On-site medical help is also available for those who feel unwell in the waiting time period.
Amit and his team took this initiative to another level when they introduced the visibility of these drive-through camps on their Park+ app. People can get notified about vaccination camps near them and check the real-time availability of vaccination slots through the app in live camps. This has created maximum awareness among people and therefore great turnout at all the camps till date. Park+ plans to extend its support to local health departments all across India.
Having done 30+ camps with help to 10,000+ citizens, the love and appreciation has been pouring in for Park+ with motivating and positive feedback.