Indian hospitality chain, OYO Care has joined hands with GiveIndia, a non-profit organization to launch a fundraising initiative #ShelterForAll. The fundraising initiative aims to raise INR 10 crore to provide quarantine and isolation shelters for underprivileged COVID-19 positive patients.
India is currently facing one of the deadliest second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The peak in COVID-19 cases across the country has led to a shortage of safe quarantine and isolation spaces for the underprivileged during their recovery from COVID-19.
The funds raised through the #ShelterForAll initiative will be utilized by GiveIndia and OYO Care to turn three dedicated OYO Care properties into quarantine centres in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon/ Delhi NCR. The properties will offer shelter along with meals for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic underprivileged COVID-19 positive patients while they are on their road to recovery.
As the fundraising campaign progresses towards its goal, it urges more and more hotel partners to join the initiative by offering their properties to be equipped and turned into quarantine facilities across cities.
Through this unique and meaningful campaign, GiveIndia with the support of OYO Care pledges to offer support to the neglected segments of our society, especially during these distressing times. While the nation is reporting a shortage of oxygen and beds for critical care patients, those who are positive and mildly symptomatic are also in dire need of shelter space to isolate themselves during the recovery phase.
While many Indian states and major cities are again going for a lockdown, the condition only gets worse for a huge chunk of the population who are going to struggle to procure three square meals a day. For a nation with a population of 1.3 billion people, providing shelter facilities for all its citizens is a huge challenge.
The #ShelterForAll campaign aims to raise awareness of underprivileged COVID-19 patients and hopes to provide them meals and the basic right to shelter for isolation, which would give them a fair chance to recover.
GiveIndia also has several other campaigns running in parallel to boost oxygen supply and provide support for the families of COVD-19 deceased, among other initiatives. The NGO also hopes to partner with more organizations like OYO Care to assist them to help those in need.
Commenting on the #ShelterForAll campaign, Atul Satija, CEO of GiveIndia said, “During such distressing times, this is a unique and meaningful campaign with the support of OYO Care for the neglected segments of our society.”