Chikista’s COVID-19 Response
Chikitsa Aided 50,000+ Beneficiaries During the COVID Pandemic in 2020
While many of us may have had the luxury of working from home and not worrying about our next meal, many daily wage earners were in a state of anxiety and uncertainty not knowing where their next meal will come from or how to protect themselves from COVID-19 during the pandemic and linked lockdown.
Chikitsa was active in mitigating the negative health and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing dry food ration and healthcare kits to those in need. During April-December 2020, Chikitsa’s free dry food rations reached 50,000+ needy beneficiaries in coordination with local authorities and community stakeholders to ensure that those most in need were prioritised.
Chikitsa’s distribution of its food rations & hygiene packs reached areas such as Gurugram Sector 78, Sector 49, Sector 40, Badhsahpur, Narsinghpur, Mohammadpur, Khirki Daula, Pataudi Chowk, Kherki Daula, Chakkarpur, Islampur, Nathupur, Ganda Nala at Palam Vihar and Jharsa village amongst many others.
With the end of the lockdown the project was extended to continue providing nutritional support to the elderly, pregnant women, and families with newborns.
We are especially grateful to Letz Dream Foundation, Give Foundation, Sanganeria Foundation for Health and Education, IWA Kuwait, NTPC, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, RRM Charitable Trust, and the numerous individuals who supported our emergency response efforts.