COVID-19 Relief (2021)
1. INTRODUCTIONThe surge in COVID-19 cases in India has happened quite suddenly and has taken a lot of people by surprise. With such a sharp rise in new cases of COVID-19, the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been touted to be high-risk states that are already experiencing the effects of the Second Wave. Like the 1918-20 Spanish flu, the second all-India surge of the Covid-19pandemic has been more devastating than the first. It has also appeared to be different from last year’s surge in several ways, increasing worries and anxiety. At its core, this pandemic is primarily a medical challenge being fought by heroic doctors and nurses in ICUs with ventilators and masks. The BBC and other global news agencies have telecast these scenes from both hospitals and crematoriums, sending alarm bells ringing across the globe. Even as this sordid spectacle is unfolding, healthcare workers have been working as hard as they can despite the shortages.
The Spark Minda Foundation, working along with its team, volunteers, and well-wishers has come forward to aid the Government’s disaster relief work across India.
During the Second Wave of Covid-19, it was difficult for people to scout for food, especially for the vulnerable section of the society. People were unable to acquire food because of the lockdown and were helpless. The CSR of Spark Minda carried out ration distribution drive at Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. These drives helped vulnerable people to have access to food without being exposed to the infection.