An act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted’, goes an Aesop’s Fables quote. While there is no dearth of suffering and despair in the world, a small act of kindness goes a long way in providing respite to the crestfallen. The global pandemic has clearly shown us that there the world is not bereft of compassion and goodwill. Aahwahan Foundation is a non-profit organization that toils ceaselessly for the upliftment and the betterment of the socially backward communities in India.
Aahwahan Foundation launched several CSR initiatives during the pandemic to tackle the deadly coronavirus. From helpline numbers to plasma donation centers, the Foundation worked selflessly to support the medical fraternity that was engaged in a decisive battle.
The Foundation has once again come forward and announced the launch of a new campaign in preparation of the impending third wave. Experts have been unable to predict exactly when the third wave would hit India. In order to lower the risk of being caught unawares, Mr. Braja Kishore Pradhan, Founder of Aahwahan Foundation flagged off a new distribution drive.
The drive will distribute family health kits to frontline workers, daily wage workers, government school students, peddlers, and the homeless. Personal protection equipment (PPE) is deemed necessary to prevent the spread of the deadly virus and is usually inaccessible to the lower-middle classes and the poorer sections of society. The Foundation has already distributed 14,302 family health kits as part of its ‘Family Health Kit Initiative’.
Each kit costs Rs. 5,000 and contains medical essentials like an oximeter, thermometer, sanitizers, one hundred masks (both N95 and disposable types), a hundred gloves as well as vitamin C tablets. The Foundation plans to distribute these kits to 1 lakh families across the country including cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Pune according to Mr. Braja Kishore Pradhan.
In addition, the Foundation is currently fielding a team of 100 doctors and 3,600 volunteers to assist the country’s healthcare infrastructure. “We were able to provide 500 oxygen concentrators, 1000 oxygen cylinders, 900 Covid beds, 1 Lakh grocery kits, 46 thousand RTPCR kits, 10 ICU beds, 63 thousand meals per day across India and provided free consultations for approximately 27 thousand people,” he added.