Prior to COVID 19, the organization majorly worked providing general medical care to the rural population through organizing rural health camps and establishing quality sanitation practices in schools through infrastructure development. The spread of the pandemic presented various challenges and organization had to innovate its working model to benefit the community in present times.
In the second wave of COVID 19, while India faced a severe shortage of life-saving oxygen cylinders and supply equipment’s, SUVIDHA through its resources created an Oxygen Bank in Haldwani city of Nainital District, which provides critical care to the whole of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand State.
The oxygen Bank has 20 Oxygen Concentrators which can be issued for any critical patient through a helpline number of the organization. The Concentrators revolved around, the issuer guaranteed for safekeeping of the equipment while possession and returned after the use. We plan to create more such oxygen banks in remote areas while preparing for the third wave.
The second wave of Covid penetrated the remote and rural areas of hills districts of Uttarakhand state. The lack of medical infrastructure to provide essential care to the rising number of Covid cases was a challenge. SUVIDHA worked on up gradation of 5 Primary Health Centres as Covid Care Centres providing necessary help in infrastructure development like ICU Beds, Semi Fowler Beds, Oxygen Concentrators, Thermometeres and oximeter etc.
The Pandemic hit hard not just on the health of people, but millions of families became devoid of livelihood, the daily wage labourers were hit harder. To provide some relief SUVIDHA has distributed over 10,000 Dry ration kits in various project areas like Uttarakhand, Bihar, Meghalaya, Assam, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
SUVIDHA conducts general health for the rural populations from time to time with the support of our CSR partners as well as government agencies. The health camps benefit not only in the early diagnosis of preventable and curable diseases but also raises awareness in the rural community. To date, SUVIDHA has conducted over 26 Health Camps in various project areas. Along with general camps, SUVIDHA also organizes Animal camps in its project areas.
Through Social Media Pages and specific zoom sessions in the current pandemic SUVIDHA facilitated primary online consultancy to over 15,00+ Patients. In our project villages, SUVIDHA's field team mobilizes the community for online zoom consultations and at a designated time a health expert conducts live sessions answering the very questions and doubts of the patients regarding health and wellness.