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MetLife Foundation partners with Habitat for Humanity India to set up Habitat Care Centres for Covid-19 care pan-India

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 11:15 Hrs  [IST]

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, MetLife Foundation has partnered with an NGO, Habitat for Humanity India, to set up 8 Covid-19 care centres in India. These first line treatment and care centres are known as Habitat Care Centres (HCCs), play a crucial role in curbing the spread of the virus by supporting community members with milder symptoms to safely isolate. The HCCs are located in Karnataka (Bengaluru) with two 50-bed facilities; Delhi NCR with two 100-bed facilities in Delhi and 100-bed facilities in Faridabad; Maharashtra with a 100-bed facility in Mumbai, a 50-bed facility in Washim, and Uttar Pradesh, a 100-bed facility in Lucknow, and a 50-bed facility in Varanasi. All the facilities will be equipped with hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, water filters and medical equipment like thermometers and oximeters.

“Habitat Care Centres are established to augment the existing medical infrastructure and support vulnerable individuals with safe shelter to isolate or quarantine, keeping families safe and preventing transmission. We are grateful to MetLife Foundation for partnering with us to set up 8 care centres in regions where Covid-19 cases have been on the rise. We hope these facilities will enable our medical fraternity and the Government to flatten the curve,” said Rajan Samuel, MD of Habitat for Humanity India.
Since March 2020, Habitat for Humanity India has served over 1.3 million 13,27,076 people from 19 states through Road to Recovery programmatic strategy by providing them with hygiene kits, family essential kits, conditional cash transfers, public health communication training and by setting up 16 Habitat Care Centres. We have supported migrant workers, daily wage earners, people living with disability, commercial sex workers, tribals and other vulnerable communities.

“These are difficult circumstances for many people in India and around the world. We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity, a long-standing global partner to MetLife Foundation, in its mission to deliver much-needed emergency assistance to people and families affected by the pandemic.” said Krishna Thacker, Director – Asia Region, MetLife Foundation.

Road to Recovery 2.0 is Habitat India’s response to the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Under Road to Recovery 2.0, Habitat India is scaling up its of Habitat Care Centres’ interventions. The centres are designed to treat mild and moderate symptomatic and positive cases, helping to prevent the overloading of existing healthcare infrastructure. Once sets up, HCCs are managed by the hospitals which care for people infected with Covid-19. In addition to the care centres Habitat is also providing low-income families with essential items like hygiene kits and medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, thermometers and PPE kits.


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