COVID-19  India Project #46675

Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19

by Calcutta Rescue
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Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19
Holistic support for slum dwellers during Covid-19

Project Report | Apr 12, 2021
April Report - Coping with the upcoming 2nd wave of Covid

By Priya Ghosh | PR & Fundraising Officer

Our clinics have started normal operations following the Covid protocols. Patients remain outside and communicate with their doctor through a plexiglass screen. Patients requiring dressings are being attended to by our wound dresser who sits on the other side of a transparent curtain with cut holes wearing a full PPE suit.
 
Our street medicine programme has also started its normal operations with an addition of a Community Health Worker so that the community reach is maximised. A person from the community is selected and trained to work as a community health worker. This concept is similar to the ASHA programme run by the government in the rural setup.
 
Our education centres are still closed as per the directions from the government. We are continuing with the distribution of the dry ration along with health and hygiene products to combat the pandemic. Online classes are continuing via video calls and WhatsApp for the classes upto 8. With donor money, we have provided smartphones and data plans for many pupils so that they can continue their studies seamlessly. We have also started physical classes for 9 & 10 maintaining all the Covid protocols.
 
We have also started a new project named 'Education on Wheels' for the pre-primary students of the slum areas. Our school bus moves around the slums serving like a mobile classroom and reaching out to non-formal children. The teachers go around in the School vehicle and conduct classes or activity classes for preschoolers inside the bus maintaining physical distancing. Students get fun worksheets for revision of syllabus. This project has started from December, 2020.
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Calcutta Rescue

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Project Leader:
Payel Saha Podder
Kolkata , West Bengal India

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