DHUBRI: Around 93,000 elderly people got connected and their health monitored during the COVID-19 pandemic by Piramal Foundation through virtual networking. COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global population in drastic ways and no one is safe as all age groups are at risk of contracting COVID-19. But the older people are most vulnerable and likely to have severe, even deadly, coronavirus infection than the other age groups.
Keeping this in mind, the administration of Dhubri, in collaboration with Piramal Foundation and Niti Aayog, has initiated and launched the Surakshit Dada Dadi, Nana Nani Abhiyaan (SDDNNA) to reach out the most vulnerable group of senior citizens.
The idea is to extend a helping hand to 93,000 elderly citizens of Dhubri with the support of 40 active volunteers from Nehru Yuva Kendra, Lions Club, Mahila Mandal fellows of Piramal Foundation and virtual field support team who make calls to ensure the well-being of senior citizens.
The mission is to reach out the elderly people by providing them with essentials, including medicines, and getting feedback from them about the problems faced by them during this period. Till June 8, the team had connected 7,748 family members of the district.
The district administration has also initiated Facebook page 'DC Dhubri'and Twitter page- *@dcofficedhubri* where the citizens are asked to post and share 'You are safe with your family selfie/video' with the elder family member using the tagline #ApnokaDhyaan#Dhubri
Presently, the team is targeting to the reach more than 93,000 senior citizens in Dhubri district. Even volunteers can join this campaign using the toll free number 18005728585.