With the country going on extended lockdown 4.0, labourers surviving on daily wages have become the immediate victims. In a bid to extend help to the families who have lost their livelihood during lockdown, Deepak Foundation distributed dry ration kits (comprise rice, flour, pulses, sugar, oil), soaps and masks in Jabugam, Bodeli and Naswadi in Chota Udepur district.
On the occasion of Deepak Foundation’s former trustee Late Smt Kantaben Mehta death anniversary, 300 dry ration kits were distributed to daily wage labourers. These workers engaged in various labour intensive activities across district have already lost their livelihood and are staring at acute deprivation if the situation persists for long.
Deepak Foundation had taken the initiative to complement the efforts of the Governmentin the fight against COVID-19 through an array of relief measures, preventive as well as curative services. The Foundation has been actively providing relief services in overall districts across Gujarat since lockdown came into effect on March 25, 2020.
There Mobile Health units are reaching out to population living in remote rural and tribal communities through primary curative services and behavior change communication on prevention of spread of COVID-19 using public address system, demonstrations on hand washing, adequate social distancing and educating
communities on COVID care available at health facilities.
Apart from providing protective equipment at government facilities and hospitals, the Help Desk was functional at the district
hospital of Vadodara. Prioritizing livelihood, the foundation has also raised sewing army comprising of Self Help group members who are stitching masks in and around Vadodara.