COVID-19 – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)by Aahwahan Foundation aahwahan
Aahwahan Foundation is a non-profit organization with a big heart that is committed to bringing about a paradigm shift to the NGO space through our selfless and sustained service to restore the socially backward community’s dignity.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe. Governments are devising solutions that can support humanity prevail through this challenging period. Lockdowns and social distancing have been put in place. The Government of India is playing a crucial role through its efforts to spread awareness and by initiating actions to combat COVID-19. It is equally vital for organizations to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.
CSR to curb the spread of COVID-19
Recently, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the Indian Government has clarified that any expenditure of CSR funds for COVID – 19 is entitled to be considered a CSR activity. The factors behind this decision by the Government consists of the spread of COVID – 19 across India, the declaration by the WHO that COVID-19 is a pandemic, and the steps initiated by the Indian government as a response to a notified disaster.
Aahwahan Foundation would request companies to consider delivering relief and rehabilitation to individuals affected by COVID-19 with their CSR funds. As a country, we must be socially accountable while we also build our economy.
Existing best practices in CSR
Companies must adhere to Corporate Social Responsibility NGO practices while implementing programs – medical assistance, awareness campaigns, and supporting health workers, assisting marginalized communities. The efforts of the corporate sector must be aligned with governmental initiatives, instead of making separate decisions on where the money can be spent.
COVID Medicare Kit
Aahwahan Foundation has initiated COVID -19 awareness campaigns in various slums located in Bangalore. Our team performed hand washing techniques and cough etiquettes for daily wage workers and migrant laborers. Individuals were advised to adhere to the methods in their everyday life and wash their hands for 20 to 30 seconds each time.
Personal distancing is the most appropriate way to prevent the spread of the disease, and that is the reason for the Government to order a lockdown. We requested them to cooperate with the Government for the overall wellbeing of the community. Most COVID -19 cases do not require any hospitalization, and intensive-care beds fill. Individuals must be prepared to care for themselves with the correct supplies to nurse the sick patient and ensure the health of other family members. The COVID Medicare Kit would consist of a mask and hand sanitizer.
Mobile Medical Van
It is our latest service for rural healthcare. Hospitals in rural India are overburdened, understaffed, and ill-equipped. The doctor-patient ratio in India is less than the WHO prescribed limit of 1:1000. Our mobile medical van can provide cost-effective treatment to people in rural areas. Mobile Medical Van is a CSR Projects by NGO in Bangalore.
The mobile van comprises of a driver, a nurse, and a doctor would visit one village per day and provide Outpatient Physical Therapy to patients in inaccessible rural areas. The schedule would be shared in advance with the villagers for better coordination. Through this innovative program, Aahwahan Foundation aims to bridge the gap between the acute shortage of medical care and service delivery in rural areas.
At present, the mobile medical van can be correctly be used to fight against COVID-19. We can visit various slums in urban settings along with rural areas to conduct testing and refer any positive cases to the public health authorities.
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