Covid-19 almost made a temporary pause to the spinning earth that made the world to halt. This created a pandemonium that fabricated an impact to the people financially and making the daily life come to a standstill. And, Coimbatore was not an exception!
Lives of 1.25 lakh migrant workers in industries, service and informal sectors were engaged in and around Coimbatore city before Lockdown.
Covid19 and the sudden lockdown put the migrant workers and the daily wage earners at a hazard with no work, less money and an uncertain hope for tomorrow. The rations at home would not last for few days and people were left in a state of despair.
Nallaramm Trust sensed the pressure of needy people and their immediate need for food and stepped forward to provide food for the daily wage earners, migrant workers and for the poor people who live in remote areas, so that the people aren’t hungry.
Initially food was prepared for 150 people and day by day within a week the volume of food increased to serve 1.45 lakh servings twice a day. Massive kitchens were set up in eight places and Volunteers are pitched in to work with proper social distancing, good hygiene and precautions in place.
The work was carried out by over 200 personnel deployed in cooking , other than that over 400 volunteers served a distance of 150 Kms in Coimbatore, ensuring the Tribals of the villages nearby were covered. Food supply was done for 48 Days covering villages and Urban Areas.
Along with food distribution provisions that could last for a month for a family was distributed to 1.65 Lakh families, police personnel, sanitary frontline workers, nurses and other medical assistants.
Apart from all these 15 lakh Masks were distributed till date.
Around 15 lakhs Immunity booster medicine kits that contains homeopathy medicine are given till date.
Disinfecting and sanitizing public places like bus stands, buses, public toilets, bus shelters, banks, industries, ATMs after pandemic Covid 19 infected the City were also carried out by Nallaramm Foundation.
Nallaramm conducted a knowledge exchange programme for the doctors, with medical professionals all over India and other countries at Coimbatore collectorate presided by district collector.
To add to it is the coordinated work of Nallaramm was knowledge exchange program conducted with Mumbai Corporation Commissioner who was instrumental in controlling the spread of Covid19 at Dharavi slum of Mumbai.
A series of appreciations stating that this was a Success Model during Pandemic was poured on Nallaramm Foundation.
Coimbatore District Administration and Coimbatore Municipal Corporation after inspecting the kitchens and systems sought help and an exclusive kitchen catered to the District Administration for food that was served to the sanitary workers, field staff, and Police personnel apart from the Migrant workers.
A proper system in place like token system and meticulous deliveries were made possible by the volunteers who worked hard all through in ensuring that the needy and the poor did not sleep without food even a single day during lockdown.
COVID19 ACTIVITIES – DISINFECTING PUBLIC PLACES, INDUSTRIES, BANKS, ATM’S
Among the many actions taken for COVID19, Nallaramm was the first to start disinfecting Coimbatore’s public places like Bus stands, public transport – public toilets, Government offices, banks and ATM’s.
Nallaramm disinfected SIDCO Industrial Estate, Kurichi and educated the employees about COVID19 associating with COSIEMA, a Industrial Association at SIDCO, Kurichi.