disease prevention

In the absence of a medical cure, testing is the most critical factor in managing the spread of the Coronavirus. Testing allows infected people to know that they are infected. This can help them receive the care they need, and it can help them take measures to reduce the probability of infecting others. People who don’t know they are infected might not stay at home or might infect others in their homes, and thereby risk infecting others. Testing allows us to understand the spread of the disease and to take evidence-based measures to slow down the spread of the disease. It is imperative that we escalate testing, isolation and contact tracing efforts. Those who test positive for Covid-19 must be isolated and those in contact with them, traced.

enabling healthcare practitioners

The nature of their job puts health care workers at an increased risk of catching any communicable disease, including COVID-19. Health care workers spend a lot of time up close with the patient doing high risk activities. It is therefore extremely important to equip personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks, gloves, and gowns to help keep nurses and doctors safe when they are treating patients with infectious diseases like COVID-19. The protection of healthcare workers will ensure that they remain safe and healthy to continue care for patients. The spread of infection in healthcare practitioners could potentially collapse the hospitals, etc.

enabling patient care

It is a fact that health care facilities are overburdened and underequipped to manage the quantum of this crisis. It is extremely important to enable patient care through the adequate supply of sanitation material, medicines and respirators.

bolstering livelihoods & sustenance

In this lockdown, economic activity has been dramatically impacted. Because of this, many are being pushed down the poverty line while daily wagers are the most hit. We feel it is our duty to endeavor to shield them from the worst of this pandemic by providing livelihoods and sustenance.