With Hyderabad approaching complete vaccination of all its citizens, the state government's next focus in the rest of the state and many villages and areas where vaccination has no pace. To ensure that complete vaccination is done, the government has joined hands with IIT-Hyderabad and their startup VaccineOnWheels which has 50 mobile vaccination centers to reach the zones that have not been touched.
The government, from their end, will provide this startup with medical equipment and, more importantly, procure enough vaccines for this startup. These mobile centers are equipped with a clinical setup to help those communities that live far away from a clinic. The IIT-H stated that the mobile vaccination would help the country achieve a quicker immunization and an efficient vaccination to unreached communities without causing them any losses.Moreover, it is the most low-cost option for them as they won't miss out on their daily wages, no walk miles, and hours for a jab.
The Centre For Healthcare Entrepreneurship, A IIT-H Incubated startup, had begun this VaccineOnWheels, which is India's first-ever mobile doctor-based vaccination clinic, in 2019 in an exclusive association with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF), CfHE, and IIT-H. The Director of IIT-H, Prof. B Murthy, praised this unique plan by the IIT-H incubation and explained how the VaccineOnWheels have already reached out to lakhs of people and will continue to drive through to provide beneficiaries with vaccine and healthcare in the foreseeable future.