Our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh: Socio-Educational Welfare Association, (SEWA) has been working to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 and also provide services during the lockdown to the needy and poor people. There are several initiatives taken up by the COVID -19 response team of SEWA in association with the district administration and Save the Children.
SEWA is producing masks as per the manual issued by the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India on March 30. All the manufactured masks will be distributed for free in Dibrugarh district.
According to its director Arfan Hussain, seven sewing machines for the production of the masks and 10 volunteers have been engaged for the task. The SEWA office has been converted to mask production unit which can produce 300 pieces per day. IEC materials (Leaflet) developed in Assamese language and distribution is going on amongst the tea plantation workers and villagers of Dibrugarh district.
The SEWA team also carries out awareness drive in labour lines of tea estates and assists tea estate management in sanitization activities. As per the direction of the Assam State AIDS Control Society, SEWA has been providing home delivery of monthly medicines to all HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) patients within Dibrugarh district. SEWA has also been distributing food packets to the poor and vulnerable people. Moreover, in collaboration with Save the Children, an app-based disaster rapid assessment is going on.