While fighting the stigma associated with the disease was a challenge, a personal experience prompted a team of IT professionals to start something unique and much needed.
“All these thoughts of how I would take care of the baby never came to me, for some reason. I just knew that his parents are Covid-positive and that it would not be safe for him to continue in their care.”
“In such situations, the value of a human being is at stake and it doesn’t matter what religion he or she may have belonged to.”
In Arunachal Pradesh, a self-funded community kitchen ensured frontline workers in town did not skip lunch during lockdown.
“They are all ready to give (plasma). Because, at the hospital, we have treated all patients with utmost love and care. Now, they are returning the same love and care by doubling it.”
Yellaiah has seen it all: family members who faint when a body bag is opened, or run out of the mortuary or even refuse to look at the body out of fear they too will get infected.
Those who have registered with the forum include fresher-level employees who used to earn between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to even employees who were part of the higher management and co-founders of startups, having a salary of Rs 20-30 lakh.
Floods might be as old as Assam, but fighting a pandemic in knee-deep water is a whole new challenge for even the most seasoned health worker.
For nearly 50 days after the lockdown commenced, the RPF personnel and station staff were able to develop a food distribution system that ran like clockwork.
Students are gathering with chairs and seating mats – placed metres apart, of course — as a teacher brings their interrupted classes to Eidgah ground in Srinagar.
“I was imagining myself in her place. If no one took her home, how would she have managed?”
The migrants were a group of culinary artists, specialists in making the famed biryani and kebabs of Hyderabad. The lockdown and the shutting of restaurants had forced them to return to their villages — all in Fullidummar block of Banka district.
With hospitals across the board denying admission to suspected patients citing lack of beds, a Delhi lawyer took it upon himself to offer some relief to such people, with some help from the courts.
"While stepping out of home, who is not scared of death? We are doing the job risking our lives and the public continues to roam around irresponsibly. This has to stop..."
The masks stitched by women of the Insha-e-Noor collective are placed in the community toilets, schools, and the community centre for anybody to take… almost everyone stepping out in the neighbourhood seems to sport one
“We are in a war and we cannot run away. As professionals, we will continue to do our best.”
The 67-year-old former legislator, fondly known as Datta Meshtru (teacher in Kannada), has been teaching mathematics to Class X students on his Facebook page since lockdown began and exams were postponed.
With schools shut, children are also bound to feel more agitated and confused than ever, causing them to react in ways that may be new for parents.
The team’s efforts have likely impacted the lives of eight lakh persons in distress, gaining appreciation from authorities
When the shelter was also designated as a hunger relief camp a few weeks into the lockdown, Rani had her job cut out. With a staff of six at her disposal, she was prepared for the challenge.
Their incomes came to a standstill during the first phase of the nationwide lockdown, cutting a deep hole in many of their savings. But, still, they didn’t want to be left behind, contributing to the CM's relief fund.
"We want to go out and help people but we can’t. The only option is to listen to the problems and solve through tele-psychiatry intervention."
The Uncle’s Home Delivery initiative was launched a month ago, with choir members converting their 800-square-feet practice hall in Shillong to a ‘warehouse’ out of which groceries are supplied to more than 500 families
Murugan and his team of eight at Theruvoram are going about lifting the homeless and destitute off the streets and taking them to safe homes.
While the Kaushiks initially set out to help migrant labourers, they have also opened up to those students, travellers, or young professionals stuck outside their home cities as well.