With much focus on Covid-19, there is a loss of focus on other healthcare services. The most affected are patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Tuberculosis, Rheumatic diseases etc. We are noticing several instances where these patients are not able to visit our clinics due to the lockdown, and we have responded by delivering drugs at their doorsteps.
Last few months have tested patience, adaptability and resilience of individuals and communities like never before. For the marginalized communities we serve, who are largely dependent on manual labour and migration to cities for their survival, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown have inflicted a severe blow.