COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan

by Ashray Social Welfare Foundation
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
COVID-19 Support in Santalpur Taluka, Patan
Jan 28, 2022

Reflections of the past quarter

In order to combat the spread of COVID in the villages of Santalpur Taluka, Ashray is involved actively in providing free health care services and hygiene supplies through our Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) in Santalpur Taluka.

The objective of the project focuses on increasing awareness among the rural communities about COVID-19, strengthen the COVID emergency preparedness response system and to increase the access to sanitization procedures & COVID prevention measures.

The objective of the project focuses on increasing awareness among the rural communities about COVID-19, strengthen the COVID emergency preparedness response system and to increase the access to sanitization procedures & COVID prevention measures.

To sensitize the MMU staff and health workers with the recent developments on COVID-19, two virtual training sessions were conducted.

1)    Refresher course on symptoms of COVID

In this our health workers were informed about the virus, case investigation, contact tracing, healthcare infection control. Since the virus has the tendency to spread rapidly and in different variants, we also trained our health workers about the precautionary measures that should be taken to stop the spread. They were also informed on- at what stage should the emergency number be contacted, providing RTPCR tests and monitoring a person who has been infected. Further they were introduced to at-home testing kits, handling and its accessibility.

 

2)    Information related to Booster dose

In this training, we informed our health workers on the eligibility criteria for Booster dose. The health workers were also trained on application procedure for booster dose appointment in their area of operation. Important leaflets related to information dissemination were also given to these health workers so that they can easily communicate in their community. Besides the information related to booster dose, health workers were advised on taking good care of the elderly and children in their community. In view of the rise in number of cases, they were also advised on limiting their mobility inside and outside their village area for better prevention.

 

Our impact by the number  

Health workers of the villages of Patan conducted COVID awareness house visits to educate rural community about the preventive measures and hand hygiene practices.

1)     A total of 6000 families i.e. approx. 24,000+ population were covered as a part of awareness activities. Our health workers conducted these counseling sessions keeping in mind the norms of social distancing and hygiene measures.

2)    A total of 20 villages were covered from the date of initiation of the COVID support project.

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Ashray Social Welfare Foundation

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Ashray Social Welfare Foundation
Jenisha Dharani
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Jenisha Dharani
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

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