#ShelterForAll: Thousands of underprivileged COVID-19 patients are fighting for their lives on the streets. Help donate quarantine shelters to these patients in need.

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As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, everyday, we read the news about hospitals running out of room, quarantine centres stretched for space. We have all seen heart-wrenching images of doctors treating homeless COVID-19 patients on the streets, attached to an oxygen cylinder by their side. Daily wage labourers are walking miles to make their way back home amid the pandemic, with limited to no shelter, food and clean drinking water available to them. Landlords are evacuating tenants if they are unable to pay rents. The poor are living in big numbers in cramped up spaces while battling COVID-19 and to add to their misery, the soaring temperatures. The basic precaution against the pandemic is to stay at home. But how do the homeless COVID-19 patients stay at home? 

The bitter truth is the neglected and vulnerable COVID-19 patients of India’s underprivileged segments are out of safe spaces to quarantine or self-isolate and recover.

With limited accessibility to institutional quarantine facilities, home quarantine has emerged as a standard practice across the globe. But, does it really work for India? 

To put things in perspective, India has more than 1.7 million homeless residents. About 41% households in India have just one room or don’t have an exclusive living room. And about 5 people share such accommodations. Adding to these woes, 42% don’t have a bathing facility within the premises. About 78 million people in India live in slums and tenements without access to reliable drinking water and structurally adequate space to safely isolate themselves from each other in case one family member contracts the virus.

Given this grim situation, GiveIndia has launched a fundraising campaign to enable India’s underprivileged COVID-19 patients with the basic right to safely quarantine or self-isolate, in partnership with OYO Care. Through this initiative, GiveIndia will open doors to three OYO Care properties free of cost for underprivileged COVID-19 positive patients with mild symptoms, starting with Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. This initiative will also provide 3 meals a day, for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic COVID-19 patients during their recovery. 

At this point in time, as we come together to beat the pandemic, with the medical community and frontline workers battling COVID-19 with utmost courage, journalists sacrificing their well-being so that we stay informed, and thousands of essential workers ensuring that daily lives aren’t disrupted, we must also remember the neglected segments that aren’t covered on primetime channels, or have access to the internet to seek help for something as basic as safe spaces.

We urge everyone to come forward, in your personal capacity, and give to those who need us the most right now. 

We request you to pledge your support to ensure that every COVID-19 patient is off the streets or a home that isn't equipped to protect them from the threat of the virus. Let’s promise to offer a safe shelter to those who are struggling to find a safe space to stay healthy, or even recover from COVID-19. 

Let’s house the real India. Donate now to ensure #ShelterForAll!

As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, everyday, we read the news about hospitals running out of room, quarantine centres stretched for space. We have all seen heart-wrenching images of doctors treating homeless COVID-19 patients on the streets, attached to an oxygen cylinder by their side. Daily wage labourers are walking miles to make their way back home amid the pandemic, with limited to no shelter, food and clean drinking water available to them. Landlords are evacuating tenants if they are unable to pay rents. The poor are living in big numbers in cramped up spaces while battling COVID-19 and to add to their misery, the soaring temperatures. The basic precaution against the pandemic is to stay at home. But how do the homeless COVID-19 patients stay at home? 

The bitter truth is the neglected and vulnerable COVID-19 patients of India’s underprivileged segments are out of safe spaces to quarantine or self-isolate and recover.

With limited accessibility to institutional quarantine facilities, home quarantine has emerged as a standard practice across the globe. But, does it really work for India? 

To put things in perspective, India has more than 1.7 million homeless residents. About 41% households in India have just one room or don’t have an exclusive living room. And about 5 people share such accommodations. Adding to these woes, 42% don’t have a bathing facility within the premises. About 78 million people in India live in slums and tenements without access to reliable drinking water and structurally adequate space to safely isolate themselves from each other in case one family member contracts the virus.

Given this grim situation, GiveIndia has launched a fundraising campaign to enable India’s underprivileged COVID-19 patients with the basic right to safely quarantine or self-isolate, in partnership with OYO Care. Through this initiative, GiveIndia will open doors to three OYO Care properties free of cost for underprivileged COVID-19 positive patients with mild symptoms, starting with Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. This initiative will also provide 3 meals a day, for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic COVID-19 patients during their recovery. 

At this point in time, as we come together to beat the pandemic, with the medical community and frontline workers battling COVID-19 with utmost courage, journalists sacrificing their well-being so that we stay informed, and thousands of essential workers ensuring that daily lives aren’t disrupted, we must also remember the neglected segments that aren’t covered on primetime channels, or have access to the internet to seek help for something as basic as safe spaces.

We urge everyone to come forward, in your personal capacity, and give to those who need us the most right now. 

We request you to pledge your support to ensure that every COVID-19 patient is off the streets or a home that isn't equipped to protect them from the threat of the virus. Let’s promise to offer a safe shelter to those who are struggling to find a safe space to stay healthy, or even recover from COVID-19. 

Let’s house the real India. Donate now to ensure #ShelterForAll!

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