COVID Suraksha: Reliance Foundation Distributes Over 3 Lakh Masks In Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The Reliance Foundation, as part of its Mission COVID Suraksha, has distributed more than 3 lakh masks in 22 districts of Odisha through major NGO partners till March 15.
Spreading awareness on adherence to COVID safety protocols, masks were provided to frontline warriors including police personnel, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, municipal sanitation workers, persons living with severe illness like HIV, students and teachers coming to schools, grassroot field workers.
Besides, it has covered construction workers, daily wagers, farmers, milk producers, fishermen, and fish landing centres along with street vendors selling vegetables, fruits and fish, rickshaw pullers, autorickshaw and bus drivers.
The NGOs and organisations partnered by Reliance Foundation for distribution of masks in Odisha included various state government departments, Odisha Gujarati Samaja, Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS), Animal Resources Development department, PREM NGO, Paribartan NGO and Fishermen Associations in various districts.
Till date, the Reliance Foundation has provided over 50 lakh masks to essential service providers and vulnerable communities across 17 States and one Union Territory, in coordination with volunteers and local partners across the country, according to a press release.