Response to COVID

The national lockdown due to Covid-19 has severely affected the lives and health of many. HZL has been aiming at ensuring its community’s health security while also supporting the Children, Youth, Farmers & Women of its communities across 189 villages in 6 districts of Rajasthan & Pantangar. Protecting lives & livelihood of people of its communities, Collaborations, Innovations & Ingenuity have been at the root of HZL’s response to Covid-19’. Some of the actions taken are: –

Ensured Food Security at the Grassroot

  • Extended relief measures to the community in the form of dry ration to nearly 1 lac. Another 1.5 lac daily-wage earners and community people were served with ready to eat meals.
  • Sakhi Self-help groups & Samadhan Farmers have become enablers for providing basic resources for their community. With huge number of daily wage earners losing their livelihoods and food supply getting disrupted in some areas, SHGs & Samadhan farmers have collectively set up grain banks, pooling in grains from their households & fields. Over 14,000 Kg grains have been collected thus far.
  • Nearly 7000 women & migrant labour were served with cooked food through the community kitchen ‘Apni Rasoi’.
  • Ensuring Zero Hunger & Sound Health- “koi Bacha Rahe na Bhooka” campaign was launched across the 5 districts of Rajasthan by project ‘Khushi’. The campaign was driven through various digital platforms aiming at ascertaining physical well-being with necessary basic food supplies to malnutrition children and other families. 17000+ Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition children families have been reached out thus far.

Ensured Health Security 

  • 30 lacs cloth masks & few Full body suits has been stitched by Sakhi SHG women. INR 8+ lacs income has been generated for 130+ SHG members.
  • For strengthening the medical facilities, so far more than 1 lac PPEs (masks, Safety gogles, disposable thermometer, face shields etc.) and 25,000 litres of Sodium Hypochlorite solution has been provided to the Health Administration.
  • To further stop the spread of the virus sodium hypochlorite was sprayed in more than 180 villages.
  • Ensured basic health care systems to the vulnerable in the neighbourhood communities in 146 villages. Door to door screenings were conducted & further support was extended through tele counselling. OPD services were continued & 8600+ OPDs were held. Awareness campaigns were driven via audio messaging by the MHVs.

Collaborations 

Through collaborations nearly 1700 relief packets by provided in HZL’s surrounding communities, by Sandvik Mining & PPEs to Distt. Admin in Bhilwara by Care India.

Other support extended at the state & national level- contribution of INR 5 Cr to the Chief Ministers relief fund in Rajasthan. Technology equipments for preparing PPE’s. Ready to eat meals. Food grain supply & support for feeding stray animals.