Covid - 19 response
relief | health

Tele Doctor’s Consultation

Lockdown, overcrowding in hospitals and fear of spreading of infection restricted physical movements of people. Doctors and health workers were overloaded with a high number of cases. It was difficult for them to physically attend each one of them. To ensure accessibility to medical guidance and assistance, tele consultation by doctors was given to people and follow up was also done accordingly. The initiative, a flagship program of TYCIA by the name of “Doctors in Diaspora” , was a pool of 200+ doctors, nurses and therapists living outside India who volunteered their time. 

Medicine & Covid Care Kits

In the second wave of Covid-19, selling medicines at high rates has become a common practice and procuring medicines was difficult due to the lockdown. As part of the relief work, medicine kits were distributed to those who were either unable to afford or unable to acquire PPE Kits, Masks, sanitizers, thermal scanners, Oximeter etc. Healthcare Safety Kits provided to Frontline Health Workers and all Covid-19 Warriors.

Ambulance service

The pandemic gravely impacted the entire health sector. Increasing number of patients requiring hospitalization led to unavailability and shortage of ambulances. Private ambulances were charging larger amounts, which were not affordable for the neglected strata of society. A lot of difficulties were being encountered in arranging ambulances for patients; this was causing delay in seeking medical attention and  also resulting in deteriorating health conditions. Ambulance services were provided to people in such need. It was like a boon for many families who could make their loved ones reach the hospital and seek appropriate medical care.

Vaccine Express

Badlav team implemented this program in the Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. Door-to-door visits was made by volunteers covering different villages of the district. They encouraged villagers and community people to register them for the Covid-19 vaccination. Initially, people were reluctant because they had heard numerous myths like vaccination has severe side effects as it will lead to infertility, can weaken the immune system, are unsafe for pregnant women, etc. Poor literacy rate and lack of awareness backed their claims. Gradually with rigorous follow-ups, use of IEC materials and support from community people, hundreds of registration were done in a duration of a few months. Now, with the help of local health staff, they are getting vaccinated.