Combating Toxic Pollution
With air pollution levels crossing 447 in Delhi, after Diwali, many residents in the communities under our care, experienced respiratory difficulties. The Covid pandemic added to their difficulties. Those who contracted coronavirus experienced drastic drops in their oxygen levels. This meant that portable oxygen cylinders were required. Our beneficiaries are already at risk for illnesses in their living conditions, so we had to deal with this on a priority basis. Cans of oxygen were distributed not only within our communities but also at the Leprosy Camp and the Organization for the Helpless. The community residents were already suffering because of a lack of jobs and resources due to the pandemic. This initiative was much appreciated by the residents as they felt more confident about their capacity to deal with the double difficulty of the virus as well as the hazardous pollution levels.