With an unforeseen spike in COVID-19 cases, the deadly virus has disarmed numerous individuals across the nation. But the only ones taking a greater hit are the folks in rural areas, living in areas where the news trickles down leisurely, villages require immediate education and care regarding the wave of illness taking over the country.
With many migrant workers returning home in a frenzy, not only are they taking their belongings along but are also carrying the virus back home. Shrouded in shame and a lack of information, many dwellers are succumbing to the illness as they have no idea how to go about fighting and containing the virus.
With whole families being affected at a time, the main objective should be educating the masses. Initially dubbed the pandemic of misinformation, this time around we could potentially turn this situation around by taking matters into our hands.
The campaign aims to set up multiple COVID-19 support systems in the rural areas in India, from educating the people on the precautions to be taken to avoid contraction to resources that provide information on how to go about if the individual has tested positive; everything from isolating to proper mask habits.
In a country where information, in this case, the lack of, can make or break the very foundation of it; we owe it to the people who occupy the rural areas in the country. Through the collaboration of many, the campaign aims to connect people in need with the right resources that could possibly save their lives.
As part of the campaign, we also aim to provide the Village Pradhan with kits that consist of oxygen concentrators, oximeters, thermometers, steamers, and medicines throughout. These kits can in turn be made use of by individuals experiencing COVID symptoms. Through this, we are trying to create emergency resource centers in villages that house basic facilities, so that people in need can turn to these intermediary services for help and aid.
About the NGO
An organization founded in 2014, the THINK ACT RISE FOUNDATION was started by a group of undergraduates from Delhi University, seeking to make a change. The organization has accumulated some of the most empathetic, committed, and skilled professionals to build a multidisciplinary team, which continues to grow.
As part of the CoviRest campaign, we are immediately setting up a FREE helpline to connect COVID-19 patients with doctors in order to seek appropriate medical help and assistance.
We are doing this through a cloud-based PBX system.
Currently, we have many doctors on board with this campaign as of now, with many more to join. We are carrying this out in association with MJ Foundation, an organization that continues to work for the betterment of society with health, education, and social empowerment being their primary focus.