2020 will be etched in our memories as the year of COVID-19. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Due to the pandemic, it has sent billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope.

Due to the lockdown, many less privileged workers are now under distress and do not have enough ration, medicine and support system. Our Hon. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ji and Niti Aayog have appealed to NGO’s to assist the government in identifying Covid-19 hotspots and delivering services to vulnerable groups. To the effect, SPHEEHA too has teamed with EK Pahel NGO to provide ration and essentials to needy people. Our members have also helped with unconditional cash transfers to over 100 needy families in Agra and start online classes for the Ek Pahel Pathshala.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and will be undertaking more initiatives as and when required.

SPHEEHA salutes all COVID-19 fighters including but not limited to our volunteers, Government officials, Police, Doctors, Nurses, Sanitising staff and municipal workers.