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OVERVIEW

Ekta Parishad, with its network of Gandhian organizations and grassroots volunteers, is responding to the impending crisis in rural regions of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Manipur, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and other states where necessary. The 100+ districts are being selected where a dedicated team of 2000+ field activists & volunteers of Ekta Parishadare able to deliver home care and health interventions. 

The community-based response will provide immediate relief to affected communities, reducing the pressure on the local health centers and hospital system. The interventions are divided into: 

  • Home Care 

  • Isolation Units 

  • Emergency Health and Medical Intervention

  • Longer-term Livelihood Supports​

Women are acting as frontline workers in the communities especially in the area of Home Care.

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HOME CARE

  • Organizing awareness campaigns for vaccination in association with the local health department and other social organizations

  • Providing generic medicine (in consultation with the Gov HealthDepartment/Officials) to treat side effects of mild symptoms of infection or post-vaccination fever

  • Production and distribution of protective masks

  • Provision of oximeters and laser electronic thermometers for measuring cases and their severity and referring the patients to local health department/hospitals

  • Provision of steamers, oxi-concentrators (10 liters) for ensuring respiration is controlled 

  • Arrange ready-to-eat food for food-insecure vulnerable children as schools are now closed (as a supplement of mid-day-meal) 

  • Arrange food packets for families for two weeks with special attention to single women-led households, those with disabilities 

  • Arrange immune-boosting local recipes and Ayurvedic (herbal) preparations such as Kadha (Kapha Sura Kudineer) and Pancha Choornam 

ISOLATION UNITS

  • Assisting the State in establishing the village isolation spaces for patients (schools, community halls) to help patients avoid becoming critical in their condition 

  • To provide Dari (carpet), and Bed-sheets from Ekta Parishad khadi stock centers 

  • Arrange a fleet of vehicles to ensure emergency response of workers 

  • Arrange water tankers to villages wherein water-scarce regions 

  • Coordinating with local officials especially local panchayat leaders 

  • Assist EP frontline workers with their health needs

 
 

EMERGENCY HEALTH /
MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS

  • Linking with nursing schools, medical colleges, hospitals, to give access to communities and to reinforce safe response protocols 

  • Arrange a few ambulances for transporting medical professionals and critical patients to district-level hospitals 

  • Arrange vaccination camps with health officials, building people’s confidence to take vaccination, dispelling myths and mistrust about vaccines 

 

LONGER TERM LIVELIHOOD INTERVENTIONS

  • Setting up Cooperatives and Producers Collectives (for sustain local livelihood options) 

  • Development of community assets (for soil-water conservation) through Shramdan Camps 

  • Providing seed and other inputs for agriculture 

  • Rejuvenating Forest Resources (plantation) 

SUPPORT US

  • Volunteer with our on-ground & office team for 15-30 days 

  • Connect us with other interested organizations 

  • Donate essential material (food or medicine/medical equipment needed in Covid-19 related cases) 

  • Donate to the community through our local institutions 

 

RELIEF OPERATIONS AT A GLANCE

*This data is as of February 2021

GALLERY

MIGRATION ATLAS OF INDIA

According to the Census of India (2011), the number of migrant workers in India is around 139 million. Among this estimate, maximum migrants are from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal which includes both inter-state and intra-state migration.

 

In reality, these large sums of migrant workers are 'Nowhere People'. The laws, policies, schemes, and institutions been made to protect their 'Rights and Dignity' have locked down much before the political reality of Today.

 

Ekta Parishad's primary focus is to raise the voices for these 'Unheard'.

MAP OF LABOR STUCK DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

 
 

STATES WITH THE HIGHEST NO. OF MIGRATED LABOR DURING COVID-19

TOP 5 STATES WITH HIGHEST NO.

OF MIGRATED LABOR

LABOR MIGRATED FROM

MADHYA PRADESH

LABOR MIGRATED FROM

MANIPUR

LABOR MIGRATED FROM

BIHAR

LABOR MIGRATED FROM

ODISHA

LABOR MIGRATED FROM

ASSAM

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*Photograph shared from the migrated labour camp due to Coronavirus Lockdown