“Safety is a choice you make”.
The Health Commission of St Joseph the Worker Church, Neermarga in fraternization with Primary Health Centre, Adyar organized a Vaccination Camp on Sunday, 26th September 2021, in the Parish Hall for Parishioners and the Public. This drive has given a boost to fight against Covid -19.
The Event initiated with an Invocation by the Parish Choir imploring for God’s assistance to comfort the cries of the weary, the pains of the distressed and the hunger of the oppressed. The Vaccination Drive was inaugurated by Lighting of the Lamp by Rev Fr Anil Canute D Mello, Parish Priest, Mr Ravi Saldanha, Vice President of Parish Pastoral council, Mr Prakash Pereira, Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council, Mr Francis Gonsalves, Coordinator, Health Commission, Mr Maurice Renjal, Coordinator of Parish Pastoral Commissions.
Mr Francis Gonsalves accorded a cordial welcome to the August Assemblage. Speaking on the occasion, Rev Fr Anil D Mello said “If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. We should fend ourselves and others against this disease. Prevention is still our best approach against Covid-19, and right now, the best thing we can do for our health is to get a Covid-19 vaccine for which we are here. Let us also keep in mind and practice salutariness, wear a face mask and keeping distance from others that will prevent the spread of the corona virus”. He further acclaimed the relentless services of the Primary Health Centre Staff in administering their duties with utmost dedication, professionalism and transparency.
The camp was conducted under the able leadership of Rev Fr Anil D Mello. Mr. Francis Gonsalves, Dr Puneeth, Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Mr. Sherife, Lab Technician, Mrs. Jayashree, Data Entry Operator, Nursing Officers – Mrs. Ashwitha, Mrs Sheetal Peres and Mrs. Alice Pereira, ASHA Workers Mrs.
Flavia D Souza and Mrs. Prathiba , Mrs. Gretta Rodrigues, Mrs. Reshma Pereira and Mr. Kevin Fernandes , ICYM aided in the smooth running of the camp.
A total of 247 beneficiaries were vaccinated. 67 people got vaccinated through walkins and the rest were vaccinated through prior appointments. Mrs. Reshma Pereira, Secretary, Health Commission proposed the Vote of Thanks.