The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged India's healthcare system into crisis. More than 200,000 people have lost their lives, while over 300,000 cases are being reported every single day. Hospitals have reached breaking point. India is now reporting more than two-fifths of the world's Covid-19 cases.
Road to Recovery 2.0
Road to Recovery 2.0 is Habitat India’s response to the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Till date we have served over 1.3 million people across 19 states. Read more about it on our Road to Recovery 1.0 report.
Habitat Care Centres
In partnership with local governments and on-ground partners, Habitat for Humanity is setting up Habitat Care Centres to equip underused healthcare or government buildings and create a surge capacity of:
- oxygen concentrators
- drinking water
- hygiene facilities
- beds and mattresses
- hygiene products
- sufficient PPE for healthcare workers
Habitat Covid-19 Care Centres will augment existing medical infrastructure and support vulnerable individuals with safe shelter to isolate or quarantine, keeping families safe and preventing transmission.
The centres are designed to treat mild and moderate symptomatic and positive cases, helping to prevent the overloading of existing healthcare infrastructure. Once set up, HCCs are handed over to the hospital which who looks after the people affected by COVID-19.
Habitat for Humanity India has worked with the local government partners in some of the worst-hit states to identify the next ten priority healthcare centres needed. Each Centre hosts between 60 and 100 beds (at a 6-foot distance to allow for appropriate distancing and hygiene control measures) depending on size and location.
At the moment we are focusing our efforts to build new Covid-19 Care Centres in Maharashtra (Pune and Ahmednagar), Uttar Pradesh (Ayodhya and Noida) and Rajasthan (Alwar).
Click here to read letters from state and local governments for collaboration on Covid-19 response.
How You Can Help?
By making a donation you can help us get closer to our target and set up a Covid-19 Care Centre.
- In the first wave of the pandemic, we worked with the government and local administration to set up 16 Covid-19 Care Centres.
- We have provided bed spaces for over 4,000 people.
- Where appropriate, this increased capacity will remain in place after the pandemic abates, helping strengthen the healthcare system into the future.
- Each bed is expected to support at least 10 patients over the coming months.
- To support with additional staffing capacity, our local government partners are recruiting surge staff on a contract basis, and requisitioning practical support from medical residents and final year medical students.
- Habitat for Humanity also continues to work with local communities across India, to deliver our long-term housing and community infrastructure projects and supports local Covid-19 responses through the delivery of emergency hygiene and family food kits.
- 13,27,076 people served across 19 states of India.
- 5,95,821 people provided with Hygiene and Family Essential Kits.
- 1,47,200 people supported through Conditional Cash Transfers.
- 64,636 people trained on hygiene and COVID-19 prevention.
To support us through CSR, please get in touch with:
Suprita Tambe: [email protected]
Mohan D'souza: [email protected]