Ensuring healthcare access for the poor during the COVID second wave in India
The current surge of COVID-19 infections in India is overrunning the health system. Interventions to care for COVID patients outside of hospitals and facilitate access to essential health services are needed urgently to avoid additional illness and death.
Hospitals are overwhelmed with the number of patients and are running out of beds, equipment and medicines. In addition to this, COVID positive patients from poor communities cannot isolate or quarantine at home because they typically live in smaller houses with a shared bathroom. With health systems overwhelmed, access to medical advice also is limited.
Swasti works with the most poor and marginalized communities in India, partnering them to make health and well-being a reality. It has over 17 years of experience in empowering people and communities by providing access to quality healthcare.Download factsheet