The ongoing lockdown, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, has affected the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities across the country, such as migrant laborers, waste pickers, single mothers, artisans, etc. As it spreads across the globe, it has caused widespread dread, worry, and concern among the general public, especially among specific groups such as oldsters, caretakers, and those with underlying health concerns.
Due to COVID-19, the main psychological impact on public mental health rates has been increased due to stress and worry. Loneliness, sadness, destructive drinking, and drug use, and self-harm or suicide behavior rates had also increased to a large extent due to additional measures particularly quarantine implemented by the government in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Traditionally, India’s ethos has always been “Atithi Devo Bhava. At this critical period, civil society must come forward and support the daily wage earners and migrant workers, and it was extremely encouraging to see people taking initiatives.
Aahwahan Foundation has initiated COVID -19 awareness campaigns in various slums located in Bangalore. The team performed hand washing techniques and cough etiquettes for daily wage workers and migrant laborers. Individuals were advised to adhere to the methods in their everyday life and wash their hands for 20 to 30 seconds each time. It has delivered more than 2,00,000 meals and 10,000 mask and sanitizer to the daily wage workers, Senior citizens, differently abled and single parents’ families to support them with cooked foods and daily rations, vegetables.
In addition, Aahwahan Foundation has started a toll-free number (1800-102-2314) to address mental health challenges, with doctors from reputed hospitals providing free consultation services. Besides this, Foundation support the medical fraternity through plasma donation and healthcare infrastructure improvement (ICU beds, 1000 oxygen cylinders, 500 oxygen concentrators, medications, food packets, groceries kits and medical kits).
Under the support of Aahwahan start, covid act of keeping separate Bed supported by Kurlon, PPE necessary things, n-95 masks, sanitizers were distributed in the presence of Medical in charge, Dr Yogendra Singh, who had high opinion of the power of getting things started of the Aahwahan Foundation with Kurlon. His supporting team members were braja Kishore Pradhan, Nitesh Kumar, Vinayak Bhat, Vikas Sharma, Tej Prakash Tyagi, Roashan Gupta and other activists.
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