ROADS is working towards building the better nation by providing support to enhance the livelihood of the rural poor and urban slums. We are also working to improve the awareness in women health, environment, child education.
Currently we are working with other 16+ NGO’s and 150+ Volunteers to raise funds and help the needy during this pandemic across Telangana and Karnataka.
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic across India has 640 dead 19,984 infected with a recovery of 3,870 cases. In Telangana there are 919 cases reported with 23 deaths
The COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, first reported in China in December, 2019. According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The disease is considered to the dangerous because its fast spread and absence of any confirmed treatment or medicines to cure this disease, neither any vaccine is available in the world to prevent its spread. The best way of coronavirus to stop the virus spread to the people is to prevention by inculcating habits of good hygiene. There is no specific vaccines or treatments available for COVID-19, hence making it more difficult the countries with high density of population to control to spread of virus.
In India the government has taking all necessary steps to control the spread of virus and has stringently implementing a lockdown of the country to break the chain of virus and to protect the citizens from this global pandemic. The state of Telangana is also facing the severity of pandemic by day wise rising of cases, despite the lockdown there still new incidents of CORONA are reported in the state.
In the context of lockdowns to curb the spread of virus from India, the poor and marginal people especially the daily wage earners, petty business men, vendors and lower middle class people working in private sectors are among the worst sufferers due to the prevailing Crisis in the state of Telangana.
These communities pose a greater risk of getting infected and become carriers of the virus due to their dire necessity for survival. They cannot avoid going into crowded areas for work and get some earning to meet the day to day needs of their families, they don’t have any savings to make their living during the crisis situation. The lockdown has much effect on the such families and make them more deprived. Despite the government assurance to supply food and provide monetary benefits.
Whereas the infected people and their families who are in home quarantine or hospital quarantine are at a risk of developing psychological disorders and stigma due to social exclusion from their relatives and communities. Apart from this they do not get any psycho-social support during their quarantine to make them mentally strong and streamlined into their routine lifecycle.
The front line health workers of the Municipal, Health, ICDS, Police and volunteers who are engaging themselves in the relief activities of virus outbreak are also at a greater risk of getting infected with the virus and may infect others as well. This is limited protective gears, neither they have clarity on Standard Operating Procedures as for many front line workers it is first of its kind emergency. Apart from this the sanitation is also a biggest issue in this context due to limitation of equipment, chemicals and bleaches etc.
In context of above vulnerabilities and challenges, it is proposed to have a multi-focused intervention to support the government in this crisis by providing supportive services to break the chain of virus by supporting the poor and marginalized communities who are at the risk of getting affected by the virus with dry rations, awareness and Medicare support, psycho-social counselling, and other needful support to the patients in quarantine. Support to the front line workers and other relief and rescue team members with additional equipment, protective gears and working with government to bring standard operating procedures for front line workers.
Objective: To provide relief and rehabilitation support to the infected and affected families
1.No. of infected persons and there are provided with relief packages during their treatment and quarantine period
2.No. of homeless, daily wage workers and beggars will be supplied with daily essentials at their residence and wherever they are.
3.No. of hospitals, medical professionals provided with Masks, aprons, sanitizers and other protective materials.
4.No. of people provided with awareness on personal hygiene and safety.
1.Distribution of Essential items to the needy: Distribution of the essential dry ration and other items the doorsteps of the families quarantined and poor people in need will be provided on a fortnightly basis.
2.Distribution of Safety Gears and equipment: The front-line workers and professionals engaged in relief activities are provided with safety gears and Public Health centers, dispensaries and quarantine centers are equipped with essential equipment.
Estimation to help 8,000 to 10,000 individuals with food and medical equipment: ₹7,60,000
Mask ₹15 X 5000 no's : ₹75,000
Sanitizer (200 ml) ₹50 X 3000 no's: ₹1,50,000
Gloves + Aprons ₹500 per kit X 250 no's : ₹ 1,25,000
Cooked Food Packets (Veg Biryani+ water bottle)
₹30X1000 no's = ₹30,000 *7 days : ₹2,10,000
Grocery kit(Rice 3kgs + Dal 1 kgs + Wheat Flour 1kg+ Oil 500 ml) for 7 days (Daily Wage Workers)
₹200 per kit X 1000 : ₹2,00,000