Kargil Basti in Bhubaneswar is the second largest slum in City, housing 1,600 families mostly from the marginalised group. The COVID-19 pandemic have broken their backbone by taking away the source of their livelihoods. The residents are facing double difficulty due to the fast spread of COVID-19 in and around Bhubaneswar. It will be a great relief for them if they get some support that will help them prevent getting infected.
Global Development Initiative plans to enable the families take preventive measure by distributing a comprehensive COVID-19 prevention kit including immuno boosters, hand sanitiser, liquid hand wash, masks and preventive homeopathic medicines (Arsenic Album). In addition, Pulse oximeters will be provided to the slum secretariat, who in turn will make it available to the COVID-19 positive cases staying in home isolation.