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Samvaad Covid-19 Helpline team

Whether it’s updating families on the health status of Covid patients or helping them say their last goodbyes, Samvaad Covid-19 Helpline is a humane initiative that helps provide some respite to the families facing grave times. Read ahead to know more. Act of Kindness Kenbin, a teenager with Down syndrome, contracted coronavirus in October. His …

The lockdown had its most severe effect on the daily-wage community. But Swati Bedekar, an educationalist turned social-worker from Baroda transformed this situation as an opportunity to engage women to serve the country and also earn a living for the family in these trying times. Almost everything changed in the country after March. The coronavirus …

Families of the deceased are not allowed to give a final farewell to their loved ones since the virus can be contracted even from dead bodies. However, a group of compassionate individuals, Mercy Angels, is ensuring the final-rites of the deceased happen as per their belief. How would one react to be gripped in quarantine …

MediCAB

A MediCAB is a DIY micro-hospital. The unit is transportable, movable, and easy to install. Moreover, it comes with all the essentials ranging from electricity to medical equipment. Each such unit has a capacity of 15 beds.   While the Coronavirus crisis has peaked beyond control, the healthcare community is frantically trying everything to fight …

The gravity of the situation was made known to me through my mentor, who called me up and told me that there were some doctors nearby who needed food. These doctors, who had worked tirelessly in hospitals overflowing with coronavirus victims were unable to avail dinner by the time they got to their residential complex. …

When our country started getting affected by the pandemic, I realized that we needed to do something about it. My parents were reluctant to let me go and do my duty because they were scared for my safety. They asked, “Why you?” to which I replied, “If not me, who else?” I was born in …

My daily schedule is fully packed. My day begins early in the morning and then it’s almost 11 at night by the time I settle back home. Sometimes I even receive calls past midnight informing me of a hungry family and I hit the road again. Now that Ramadan has begun, it would be a …