Help the Daily wage Labourers to Survive the Second Wave of COVID-19 | Milaap
Help the Daily wage Labourers to Survive the Second Wave of COVID-19
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  • Rajendran

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    Rajendran Chidambaram
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    1600 daily wages poor family.

    from Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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REED Trust Tamil Nadu
The situation in Tamil Nadu is getting from bad to worse and nearly 16,000 people are getting affected by coronavirus every day. The state government and civil societies are taking all measures to control the spreading of the virus. These include imposing a lockdown, either partially or fully, depending upon the status of the areas, strengthening hospital infrastructure and facilities to treat the covid patients and increasing the vaccination drive. To date, vaccinations have been carried out for doctors, nurses and other frontline workers, elderly people and now, above 45 years old. The people are gripped with uncertainty and do not know what to do.

REED is planning to work with local panchayat (which has a minimum population of 5,000), with the following actions:
Awareness creation amongst the public on preventive measures against covid 19 – wearing masks, hand washing, social distancing and vaccination.
Strengthen primary Health Centres’ (PHCs) campus: Staff and materials are available in PHCs, but the resources are limited. It is proposed to fill up the gaps to make the PHCs congenial to the patients with facilities such as availability of safe drinking water, medical waste disposal, wheelchairs, special facilities for people living with a disability, planting tree crops, fencing, etc.
Support sanitation workers with the supply of preventive kits – masks, sanitisers, sterilised cover coats and other essential supplies.
Supply of food pack materials.
Provide safe drinking water.
Promotion of tree crops in the community lands as well as in interested farmers land to create a healthy environment.

REED Tamil Nadu
Although the infection rate is increasing in THANJAVUR And PUDUKKOTTAI district where REED is operating, the rise is visible and more pronounced in urban locations than in interior villages, and District hospitals are overcrowded with increasing cases. The field staff noticed people having a mild fever in several villages, but it is managed at home with home remedies and paracetamol without seeking hospitalisation. The State Government is looking into lockdowns for the most affected states. In case the district is subjected to a lockdown, there will be loss of employment as most of them are working in an unorganised sector. The loss in nutrition may come as a consequence of people losing their jobs and/or being pushed into lower income brackets. It is clear that households have not had a chance to rebuild after the first wave, and with many completely exhausting their savings and facing massive debt, they are bound to be more severely hit in the current wave than last year. REED is directly working with around 9400 families which include Women SHG members, elderly women and people living with a disability. Last year we identified 3470 families for relief work which included some outside the project villages who were identified by Panchayats. This time around, REED is looking to provide one kg each of two types of pulses, oil, jaggery and ragi flour to 1120 families, test the community for fever and oxygen levels to limit the spread of Covid, and provide health supplements and masks.

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