COVID awareness campaign for rural Bihar | Milaap
COVID awareness campaign for rural Bihar
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  • Krishhak

    Created by

    Krishhak Bandhu
  • V

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Villagers

    from Bind, Nalanda, Bihar

Story

Our Cause

Large social organisations and individual humanitarians have taken commendable efforts to help India fight the second wave of the pandemic. But most of these initiatives have only been able to reach big cities and large hospitals. Rural areas are awaiting even the most basic medical assistance.

Vaccination, which is by far the most potent weapon to fight the scourge of COVID-19 has picked up the pace in urban areas and rural areas are still lagging much behind.

Rural areas of Bihar are some of the most economically and socially backward regions in the northern belt of India. Districts like Nalanda, Munger, Gaya are popular on Indian map for their rich cultural heritage however medical facilities and vaccination rates are at below par in these districts.

Current Situation in Nalanda

Nalanda district has close to 150 active cases at any given time. However, the rate of vaccination is abysmally low. Close to only 4 lakh vaccination doses have been administered in a population of over 30 lakhs (around 60 lakh doses required).

It is an established fact that vaccination of as many people as possible is the only way to prevent further waves of COVID. During the peak of the second wave, the way hospitals were overloaded with patients with the system strained to the breaking point, it is important to increase the rate of vaccinations quickly.

The awareness level of people in villages is also very low. They are hardly aware about the COVID protocols like social distancing, hand hygiene, etc., reluctant in getting themselves tested and vaccination is being frowned upon by the people due to various existing superstitions.

Nalanda’s health system has critical gaps that cannot be plugged in instantaneously due to the immensity of the crisis. The need of the hour is to create awareness among the people so that they can take precautions, get a know how of dos and don’ts in case they get infected and get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible.

What does Nalanda need and how can you help?

First and foremost awareness needs to be created among people to follow COVID prevention behaviour, get testing done in case of onset of symptoms, list of dos and don’ts in case they test positive

In this quest we’d be running door to door information campaigns to make people aware about the precautions, help clarify their doubts about vaccination and encourage them to get vaccinated. We’re tying up with local government dispensaries and health centres to organise vaccination camps in villages of Nalanda. We’d also be distributing a sanitiser and mask kit to all and incentivise people getting vaccinated through coupons and goodies.

We’s need to raise funds to support the campaigns, cost of kits and operational cost of vaccination camps.

Every donation towards this cause will prevent spread of the disease and can truly help to prevent further waves.

Our Background

We are IIT Kanpur Alumni working to help rural Nalanda fight COVID in India. Our early age startup Krishhak Bandhu working to provide farmers doorstep services for agricultural inputs as well as outputs. We have considerable presence in Nalanda district and are aimed towards providing farmers with a fair and equitable market for their needs. Details related to our organisation is mentioned below for reference:

Website: https://www.krishhakbandhu.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krishhakbandhu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrishhakB

Thank you for taking out the time to read about our cause.

Please feel free to email us at prashant@krishhakbandhu.com or call us at +91-7899334064 for any further queries. We also request you to share this campaign with your family and social circle to help Nalanda.

A humble thank you to all. Stay safe.

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