WATCH COVID-19 E-Conclave: Challenges Samaritans Faced During Lockdown
India Ahead’s Smita Sharma salutes the undying spirit of Samaritans who came forward for the world and its people while the whole world was struggling with the Pandemic. In this session of the E-Conclave, prominent guests like Dr. Vanshree Singh, Director Blood Bank, Red Cross, Pankaj Anand, Director of Programs & Humanitarian, Oxfam and Devendra Kumar, the Founder and CEO of Ladli Foundation.
During the session the panelists elaborated on the challenges such as mobility, increase in domestic violence as well as critical services like blood donation, and issues blood banks faced during the lockdown while struggling with staff crunch.
The panelist discussed how people innovated ways to resume supply chains and procurement process to avoid disruptions during the lockdown. They discussed their triumphs to supply food, medicines, and PPE kits to the people in need. They talked about how volunteers despite facing assault threats continue to do good work and helping people in need. They talked about their experience with crowds who were desperate for essential items and how local police helped them while adhering to COVID protocols.