Vaccination is the leading prevention strategy to protect individuals from COVID-19 disease and end the COVID-19 pandemic. The easing of COVID -19 restrictions in Kerala has steered the reopening of Colleges in the state. With a view to promote vaccination among students of the institution, so as to help slow spread of COVID -19 Al – Ameen College decided to organise a vaccination drive in association with Federal Bank and Sree Sudheendra Medical Mission Hospital, Ernakulam.
The institution is indebted to Federal Bank for sanctioning an amount of Rs. 195000/- from CSR fund as part of preventive health care – support for providing 300 doses of Covishield vaccines to the students of Al – Ameen College, Aluva. The institution is also grateful to Sree Sudheendra Medical Mission Hospital and its staff for providing all assistance in organising the vaccination drive in the campus.
The inaugural function and the first Vaccination drive was organised on 1st October, 2021. Mr. Jafar Malik IAS (District Collector, Ernakulam) inaugurated the function. He congratulated the institution for taking such an effort in organising vaccination drive for the students, he also passed on message to students to act as ambassadors for building confidence in vaccines and also to promote the benefits of getting vaccinated. The step put forward by Federal Bank in providing financial assistance to such an endeavour was also appreciated.
Dr. Cini Kurian, Principal presided the function, Dr. Junaid Rahman, Manager, Adv. TPM Ibrahim Khan, Trustee – Al – Ameen Educational Trust, Mr. K M Eldhose Kutty, Deputy Vice President & Regional Manager, Federal Bank, Mr. P Y Baby, Branch Head, Aluva Federal Bank, Ms. Preeja Kunjumon, President, Edathala Grama Panchayath also mentioned about the social commitment and responsibility of the institution in organising such initiatives.
The inauguration of first vaccination drive was made in the presence of Mr. Jafar Malik IAS (District Collector, Ernakulam) and the first dose of Covishield vaccine was given to Saru Darai, Final year student of computer science department who is a native from Nepal. Around 96 students participated in the vaccination drive and got vaccinated.
The second vaccination drive was organised in the campus of the institution on 28th October, 2021 and 44 students participated in the drive and got vaccinated. The third vaccination drive was on 12th November, 2021 and 167 students participated and got vaccinated.