Why need to give sanitation advice, health education and material
In our recent visit as usual to Old age homes, it came to light that they are not getting even 1-time proper meal for sustenance. People who came to donate food or other services are a rare sight. Dismal hygiene and sanitation conditions makes them more vulnerable and susceptible to disease. Although the government is providing food through Shelter homes but their numbers as well services are not sufficient. Further, Seniors have mobility issues to travel to any shelter home.Crowded places and large clusters are more prone to community spread of infection. Majority of the population dwelling in slums are below the poverty line. Urban slums have challenging living conditions, characterised by poverty, housing of poor structural integrity, overcrowding, poor access to water, sanitation and other facilities, which makes them particularly vulnerable to a range of health issues. Further, despite all good efforts by the government, people living in poverty are too often neglected from talking about the impacts of coronavirus.
- Around 1,000 Older persons from Old Age Homes
- Around 1,000 daily wagers, Older persons, Women and Children from urban slums
- Around 50 college students and 100 school students as volunteers
- Around 15 Old age homes