We have again opened our Education on Wheels project. Our teachers are again going to the slums for teaching the pre-primary students who are not very comfortable with the online classes. The students are picked up in our school bus and taught like a normal classroom following all Covid protocols. Physical classes are still closed following the govt. guidelines. For all other classes, online classes are going on. We are continuing with the distribution of the dry ration along with health and hygiene products to combat the pandemic.
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. Along with these, tele-consultation and home delivery of medicines and food packets are continuing.
We are also conducting various types of awareness sessions by our health educators and psychological counselors for the patients and students so that they remain alert during this pandemic situation and are able to cope with all difficulties.
We have just analysed the results of a COVID survey to assess the impact of covid on the lives of our service users, which was conducted across 10 of our slum communities. Sadly:
88% of people are suffering from food insecurity
Incomes have reduced by 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels
36% of children have dropped out of government school in the last one year
These figures will worsen following this 2nd wave and associated lockdowns - so your assistance is timely and vital.
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