COVID-19 lockdown greatly affected the daily routine of people. People suffered a lot because they were not able to earn their daily food. There was also need for Personal Protective Equipment Kit (PPE). So, all these people in need were provided with their basic necessities. The following essentials were distributed to the people and Standard Operating Procedure was followed in all the distribution of relief materials.
• Provision of Personal Protective Equipment Kit (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is very important to provide safety for the health professionals. And so, on 6th of April 2020, 100 PPE Kits were provided to the staff at Government Stanley Hospital. And on 15th of April, 60 Kits were provided to Sri SatyaSai Medical College and Research Institute for Government Stanley Hospital.
On 11th of April, 2020, DBAI staff and the community volunteers who were involved in the reach out were provided with the protection Kit. Around 100 members benefitted through this venture.
• Provision of Day meals
The nationwide lockdown caused many problems to people such as demand for food, provisions, etc. So, day-meals were provided to Greater Chennai Corporation, Choolaimedu slum and Kodambakkam slum on the following days: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of April, 2020. On each day more than 500 people were fed.
• Distribution of groceries
Due to the lockdown people had no work to do. There was no income and many people literally were struggling to get the basic groceries to run their family.So groceries were distributed to Gurukul children’s family by which 1300 members were benefitted. On 10th of April, groceries were distributed to people in Kannagi Nagar and Thuraipakkam. On 11th of April, groceries were distributed to people at Perumbakkam.