Situation of the people in India
Medical care is not guaranteed: sick people in the cities go from hospital to hospital, are not admitted because of overcrowding and die. Those who do get a bed in a hospital, however, experience inhuman treatment as Covid-19 patients. The news brings reports about people who have died in hospital, who are not picked up by their relatives and “disposed of” in mass graves. In addition to the famine caused by the lockdown, which at first affected “only” one fifth of the population, the direct effects of the virus are now being added to this. It affects everyone, regardless of the social circumstances. With the return of hundreds of millions of migrant workers from the cities to their home villages, the virus has also spread to the countryside. This means that people are infected with Covid-19 in each of our fields of work.
From April to June, we did nothing more than distribute relief supplies to help where we could. Also in July we continued to visit several villages, and the actions are still going on. The first photo below shows a distribution action for several hundred widows (click on the right side of the picture to see more pictures):