The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every section of society if it is about the underprivileged section or health care workers. Nobody is safe to fight against these crises without any precautions. The nation was under lockdown but this lockdown put a major effect on the life of every person especially the weaker section of society. In these hard times, many NGOs and a person as an individual have come up with helping many other people in this lockdown. So here are some people who tried their best in reaching out to the marginalized section of society and helped people to some extent cope up with this pandemic.
JYOTI KUMAR SINHA IS A PADMA SHRI AWARD WINNER WHO PROVIDED FREE EDUCATION TO AN UNDERPRIVILEGED SECTION OF BIHAR
This Padma Shri award winner provided education to Musahars who are a tribal turned Dalit community. Their main occupation is catching rats. The administration always laid emphasis on development and change but the conditions of Musahars were always the same. So, Jyoti Kumar Sinha sought to make a change for Musahar Community and laid a foundation for Shoshit Seva Sangh. It is a non-profit organization with the primary motive of providing free quality education to Musahar Children. Now, he is successfully running a CBSE-affiliated school of more than 500 boys and girls on Shivalaya Road in Patna. This initiative taken by Jyoti Kumar Sinha is an inspiration and a motivation for children of the Musahar community for fulfilling their dreams. This instilled confidence among the Musahar children and equipped them with all the tools they need for a better livelihood.
37 LAKH MEALS WAS SERVED TO MIGRANT WORKERS IN MUMBAI TO HELP THEM FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER
The major impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has been put on the life of daily wagers and migrant workers. Hunger put a harsh effect on them. In order to help all those people who were fighting against hunger, Khaanachahiye.com started an initiative by litmus test project and project Mumbai to feed them. They developed a hunger map and got connected with all the restaurant kitchens in Mumbai. 1200 meals were served on the first day. They even distributed 70000 meals during peak time. Till now, they have distributed more than 37 lakh meals to the underprivileged.
SHAHNAWAZ SHAIKH SOLD HIS SUV TO DISTRIBUTE OXYGEN CYLINDERS TO COVID-19 PATIENTS
Shahnawaz Shaikh was fond of cars. When he bought a new Ford endeavor in 2011, he Spent extra money to buy a number plate of 007 and to get a customized music system. In this period of coronavirus pandemic, he started using his vehicle as an ambulance. His business partner’s, sister was 6 months pregnant and died due to the coronavirus in an auto-rickshaw when she was about to reach the hospital. When he came to know that she could have survived if she had oxygen, Shahnawaz sold his car to buy oxygen cylinders for all needy persons. He said that he does not want more deaths due to this reason.
COVID-19 HEALTH CARE IS ACCESSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF FREE TELECONSULTATION APP
Medical practitioners are allowed to provide teleconsultation to COVID-19 sufferers with certain restrictions. The experts from the healthcare and health-tech organization created an app for free teleconsultation during these difficult times. Swasth is a non-profit consortium of more than 100 members that represent stakeholders to the healthcare sectors. They work in coordination with the government and medical council to provide quality healthcare to the masses.