The novel Coronavirus outbreak has made people around the world re-evaluate their everyday lives. The familiar patterns around our homes, our work, our relationships and our lifestyles have been disrupted.
As soon as the socio-economic impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic started being reported across media and through our on-ground team, DC took an early response strategy across THREE intervention areas.
That included procurement, assembly and distribution of a HYGIENE KITS to 3000 families among marginalized communities in Purnia, and Katihar districts of Bihar. The kits included food supplies, soap, detergent and sanitary napkins and were handed over to village dwellers in some of the most under-developed areas of the districts.
Within the first few days we had distributed 500 N95 masks, 10000 gloves and 600 PPE kits to frontline Police personnel and healthcare workers in Delhi and Gurugram, both in close association with the authorities in each location. Later, we set-up SHGs in semi-urban Lucknow and provided skills training and material, enabling people from marginalized communities to manufacture PPEs and masks and provide the same to small hospitals/clinics as well as police personnel in the city.
Last but not the least, DC has also put together a bilingual awareness kit with five essential reads to help everyone prepare for the life ahead. The kit contains guidance and advice on: