There is an emergency to respond pandemic of COVID-19. This situation poses a serious public health risk particularly economically poor communities such as Dalit Arunthathiyars and tribal in Salem District. Their lives are drastically different today than were few weeks ago. Everyone has been restricted to move free and do their daily work. They lost their livelihoods, they are in need of food support for their children and basic health care. We need support to save the community.
In our region most of the population belongs to Dalit Arunthathiyar community. They are illiterate and landless. They highly depend on daily work wages for their livelihoods. Poverty and illiteracy engendered by the deep-rooted discrimination alienate them from mainstream. The present situation by the pandemic corona virus (COVID_19) threatens this community particularly children and elders because of poor immunity. They lost their income and in need of food and basic health care needs.
The vulnerable family will be supported food suppor and health care support.Also nutritional supplements and masks to be given children to improve immunity against disease. Also the children will be supported with pack of hygienic things such as soap, tooth paste, dettol and hair oil. The free medical camps will be organized to diagnose the spread of diseases. Affected person will be identified and refereed to treatment. preventive measures will be taken with community support.
(1) COVID-19 awareness will be created among the population in rural villages. community cooperation will be establihsed to stand against any disasters. (2) Community spread will be prevented. people will be in safe environment (3) Nutrition supplements will be provided to children hence the immunity improved. (4) basic food support will be provided to prevent hunger deaths. (5) Clean and hygienic habits will be adopted by rural community.
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