Covid-19 pandemic has become an emerging global health crisis affecting everyone, especially the marginalised sections of the communities. This sudden outbreak and the lockdown has already created an enormous medical and financial burden on dozens of migrant labourers, daily wage earners, farmers and informal sector workers and has left them struggling for managing even a square meal a day.
Hospitals and medical fraternity arealso facing shortage of protective gear, facilities and equipment. Every day the number of reported cases and deaths are rising at an alarming rate. The Hans Foundation (THF), one of India’s largest public charitable trust along with its partners – Govt. of Uttarakhand, VARDAN, American India Foundation, GRAVIS, Masoom Charitable Trust, Aasraa Trust, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Goonj, Akshaya Patra Foundation and many other partners – is conducting relief support drives for those affected and also helping the hospitals and the front line workers.
At present, the work has started for the vulnerable communities in the interior regions of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim to combat the multitude problems caused at the national level by Covid-19 pandemic. The Foundation with its partners is providing nutritional kits/ration kits to the families of migrants, daily wage earners, informal sector workers and healthcare kits to the frontline health workers, partial salary and medi claims, ventilators and even helping in setting up isolation centres. Additionally, to help multiply the efforts to help the needy, the Hans Foundation has pledged to match the equal amount to every rupee contributed to the Foundation’s Covid Relief Programmes. To know more about the process, kindly visit http://thehansfoundation.org/donate