With over 2.7 million confirmed cases and over 190000 deaths, the COVID-19 has spread the entire world. According to the reports, cases of COVID-19 have crossed 20000 and more than 600 people have died in India. At the backdrop of COVID -19 outbreaks, the Government has taken many measures including complete lockdown in the whole of India from midnight of 24th March till 3rd May 2020. As a result, millions of migrant daily wage workers lost their source of income. Consequently, hungry poor crowded in the street in search of food and hoping vehicles to board to their village. Civil society organisations along with Government came forward for providing food and helping them to maintain social distance. Various organisations working under project “Vision 2026” also joined with this effort.
A brief report of the joint activities of Society for Bright Future, Human Welfare Foundation, Medical Service Society, Al-Shifa Hospital, Human Welfare Trust, Model Village Trust, and other NGOs working under the project “Vision 2026” is as follows.
Food Distribution:- We distributed cooked food to 121658 migrant and homeless people in various places of the country. Thousands of jobless families are struggling for providing meals to their children and elderly members of their families. SBF distributed food kits containing essential materials like Aatta, Rice, Oil, and Pulses to 25376 families across the country.
COVID -19 Treatments: HWT donated one ICU unit with advance biomedical equipment to IQRAA International Hospital, Calicut, Kerala to support its effort of establishing COVID-19 treatment center with 30 ICU units and 70 isolation ward bed.
Medical Relief:- Due to the arrangement of government hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, other patients are facing difficulties in consulting doctors and getting medicines. Al-Shifa Hospital Delhi and 7 medical centers established under Vision all over India provided free and concessional treatment to patients including delivery cases. MSS donated medicine of Rs. 65,195 to a private hospital.
PPE & Protective Provisions:- Response of government and frontline health workers are more crucial in tiding over the pandemic. To support administration we donated 500 PPE kits to District Magistrate South East Delhi. 6050 masks, 1150 sanitizers, and 500 PPE kits were distributed to health workers and relief volunteers throughout India.
Creating Awareness:- 50 SBF volunteers joined with Revenue Circle Officers/ DDMA in Darrang, Goalpada, Barpeta and Dhubri districts in Assam in the campaign of awareness creation about prevention, hygiene, and social distancing. 24 SBF volunteers joined with Circle Medical Office Meerut UP in a survey for identifying positive cases in four hotspot places. Various services reached to 73200 persons with the dedicated work of 223 trained volunteers.