The entire world is facing the wrath of the COVID-19, and India is no different. The second-most populous country in the world ranks third in terms of active cases, with a total count of more than 1.5 million.
Many charitable organizations have come forward to help the nation fight COVID-19. One name is Tata Trusts.
In this article, we’ll talk about how Tata Trusts is helping the Indian government, healthcare workers, and ordinary people fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Tata Trusts
Dating back to the late 1890s, Tata Trusts is one of the oldest and most prominent charitable trusts in India. India is the second-most populated country in the world, with a population of more than 1.3 billion.
Tata Group, being one of the most-prestigious enterprises of India, works towards a promising and sustainable future of the country. Tata Trusts symbolizes humanity and focuses on the advancements in social and economic development.
Tata Trusts has always risen to support disadvantaged communities from time to time. The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on the nation’s healthcare system, putting millions at risk of exposure and infection.
Tata Trusts has tried to play its part in helping the country get back on its feet by committing Rs. 5 billion to COVID-19 relief activities.
Let’s take a look at how Tata Trusts is playing an active role in helping India bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.
Procurement of PPE
Tata Trusts has produced 10 million PPE kits for the safety of frontline workers. The kit items – coveralls, goggles, gloves, and N95 & K95 masks – will be distributed to hospitals in over 20 states of the country.
The right knowledge is the first step in mitigating the risk of community spread in the country. Tata Trusts has started a PAN-India community outreach movement to help the rural population learn about the essential COVID-prevention practices. The initiative has reached more than 12 million people across 21 states.
The campaign consists of 300 audio and video files in several languages, encouraging healthy practices like hand hygiene, social distancing, and more. Over 430 master trainers and 70 celebrities have stepped up to be a part of the initiative.
Strengthening Community Outreach
Tata Trusts has taken several steps to strengthen community outreach across the country. For example, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the organization has trained 16 members of the NCD screening team to support the COVID-19 helplines.
In the state of Telangana, Tata Trusts has launched the Elder Spring senior citizen helpline to counsel senior citizens. In Nagpur, Maharashtra, the Model Urban Primary Health Center Program has been introduced to help more than 330 frontline workers.
Lastly, Tata Trusts is upgrading four government buildings, two in Uttar Pradesh and two in Maharashtra, into COVID-19 treatment centers. The facilities will include both in-patient and out-patient wings and will enhance healthcare even after the COVID-19 crisis is overcome.
In a densely populated country like India, it’s not possible for the government bodies to fight the pandemic alone. Tata Trusts was one of the first organizations to step up and take the initiative the help the country bounce back from such a catastrophic situation.