The 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit India hard and deep. While the Urban geographies continue to struggle with the paucity of hospital beds, medicines and oxygen amongst the many other essentials and as the administrators grapple with the steps to contain the virus by imposing stricter measures to contain human congregation and movement, the condition in the rural areas are well beyond comprehension. India’s rural population have now come under the ambit of the infection and signs of struggle have also started making its’ mark. Lack of awareness, inability/ unwillingness to follow COVID norm, migration, unrestricted movement, lesser no. of tests in addition to the mutant strain of virus may have played detrimental role in sparking on the deadly 2nd wave of COVID in the rural settings. The remote rural areas, apart from lacking adequate healthcare facilities at the primary, block and district levels, also fight with quick and authentic information flow, empathetic caregivers, testing kits, masks and sanitizers, medicines, dry ration and cooked food apart from oxygen supply (in form of both cylinders as well as concentrators), ventilators etc.
ISAP, present in around 8,000 very remote and backward villages in 250 Blocks in 127 Districts across 11 States in all corners of the nation, touches millions of lives every day. Through its deeply entrenched community relationships, it is uniquely placed to support all COVID-19 related interventions, besides acting as the support to the health and civic administration on the on ground needs of the community.
In 2020, as the COVID – 19 started making its’ presence felt and the Government responded with lockdowns to ramp up the healthcare infrastructure, ISAP mounted significant efforts to support our communities through various initiatives, with the generous and kind support of donors and individuals from all walks of life through the #Hum Hongey Kaamiyab campaign. Mass awareness campaign amongst 9000+ beneficiaries, distribution of 1000+ Kg high protein biscuits, 9600 personal hygiene kits and 1.6 Lakh masks across 3300 villages bear testimony to the initiatives carried out. ISAP also assisted in vaccination of 1000+ elderly community members across 7 panchayats.
1000+ Kg High Protein Biscuits
1000+ elderly community members
As the mutant strain ravages life and economy in its’ 2nd year of existence, ISAP is determined to address the needs and wants of the community in a more deeply entrenched impactful manner. 2 pronged strategy devised to this extent are as described below:-
• Deployment of Pan India 100 caller COVID helpline, to handle 5000 calls a day, specific for Medical and Non- Medical Requirements
• Oxygen Support
• Distribution of Covi kit to rural communities (Need Detailed out below)
Through the #Hum Hongey Kaamiyab campaign, we would request Donation in aid of the impoverished and vulnerable rural community. All donations are eligible for exemption under the Income Tax Act. Please feel free to choose from the following options:-
Elderly people are being facilitated for the COVID Vaccination in the villages of Nandurbar District in Maharashtra by the NSE Foundation and ISAP.Read More
NSE Foundation and ISAP organised a COVID Vaccination awareness campaign in the tribal villages of Nandurbar district. The campaign was accompanied by local PHC members and PRI members.Read More
"Eeena Meena Deeka, Lagao bhai Teeka". NSE Foundation and ISAP continue to sing this tale by facilitating tribal elderly people to the Vaccination camps in the villages of Navapur block of Nandurbar district in Maharashtra State.Read More
आईसेप (ISAP) द्वारा आदिवासी जनसंख्या बाहुल्य जिले सरायकेला में झारखंड वीमेन डेवलपमेंट सोसायटी के साथ मिलकर कोविड महामारी के खिलाफ द्वार- द्वार टीकाकरण जागरूकता और 'जागृति अभियान' चलाया जाRead More
ISAP covered more than 1.25 lakh households during the door-to-door awareness campaign and vaccination drive in three districts of Jharkhand.
ISAP donated 2 vehicles to boost vaccination drive to the district administration of Karauli. Mr. Sidharth Sihag, DM Karauli, receiving the vehicles
COVID Vaccine hesitancy has emerges as a huge challenge amongst the tribal population in Nandurbar district. As a continued commitment to serve the community during these tough times, NSE foundation and ISAP continue to raise awareness on vaccination through door to door campaigns and facilitate the elderly beneficiaries in the vaccination camps.Read More
Under the aegis of the project, Elderly people are being facilitated for the COVID Vaccination in the villages of Nandurbar District in Maharashtra by NSE Foundation and ISAP.
ISAP Tejaswini project personnel conducting awareness and checking oxygen level at villages in Simdega, Saraikela and East Singhbhum in Jharkhand.
ISAP Tejaswini project personals conducting awareness, testing, and vaccination drive with the support of PHC officials in rural areas of Simdega, Saraikela, and East Singhbhum- Jharkhand