COVID-19 RELIEF WORK DURING THE 2nd WAVE
The 2nd wave of the COVID pandemic has taken GOA by storm since the 1st week of April, 2021. There seems to be community transmission and by mid April, every second person being tested, were positive. That’s a whopping 50% positive tests.
With the Goa Government imposing a curfew to control the pandemic many have lost their jobs or on a reduced salary. The daily wage earners are the most affected as they are out of a job.
STREET PROVIDENCE is once again in the forefront to help these vulnerable groups. Our benefactors have been kind enough and we are overwhelmed with the moral, financial and volunteer support.
Feeling the need to transport COVID patients as quickly as possible to the hospital or the nearest primary health centre, we have given two of our ambulances for public use.
- One, to the Government of Goa, for use in the North Goa.
- One, to our volunteer Mr. Dixon Vaz of Cavellossim for use in the South Goa.
There was also a need to transport the economically backward people to and from the COVID test Centres, Vaccination Centres, other medical emergencies etc. Hence 3 vehicles of STREET PROVIDENCE are given to the below mentioned social workers for the use of the needy public.
- Cecille Rodrigues of ROSTO GOA
- Vivek Silva, a social worker of Calangute.
- John Baptist, social worker, Margao.