Disasters lead to immediate physical injuries and loss but also impact victims’ attitudes, communities, and local economies potentially for decades to come. In such difficult times, a quick response is needed to try and save lives. THF along with its partners across India has always worked to provide timely relief to the affected people during adversity.
COVID-19 was a disaster of epic proportions and in the COVID-19 crisis food security, public health, and employment and labour issues, in particular workers’ health and safety converged. Unquestionably, humankind has gone through a new and unprecedented experience. THF has led the way in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with its partners, THF conducted relief support drives for those affected and also helped the hospitals and the front line workers.
In order to combat the increasing number of COVID patients, The Hans Foundation supported the setting up of quarantine centres that could accommodate up to 10,000 people. For these quarantine centres 6,000 beddings, mosquito nets, electric fans and other amenities were also provided. This support was extended to a total of 135 quarantine centres in Uttarakhand. Besides this, the foundation assisted various state governments by providing a total number of 2,650 Oxygen concentrators, 5200 medical bedding sets and 1000 Oxygen flowmeters to Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Odisha.
The Hans Foundation is also working to set up Oxygen plants in UP, Jharkhand and Nagaland in collaboration with the governments, to strengthen the medical infrastructure in these states.