COVID 19 & Our Contributions

Janaseva Foundation, a Pune based NGO and National Award winner of “Vayoshreshtha Samman” as “Best Institution in the service of Senior Citizens and Advocacy” in the year 2016, an award instituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, has been serving the society and the people of all ages at the bottom of the pyramid for past three decades.

In this time of crises due to COVID 19 pandemic, it is our responsibility to reach out to people in unorganised sectors, Daily wage earners and People living on the street are the most vulnerable section of the society. Due to lockdown these group of people is the most affected with no earnings and non-availability of food in many houses.

Dr. Vinod Shah, Chairman, Janaseva Foundation participating in webinars organised by WHO, IFA and Medical Associations, getting updates and sharing his experience to fight this pandemic and networking with other NGOs, our well-wishers, individual and corporate donors has been continuously working providing help to needy and elderly as follows;

  • 6,500 Food serving daily to poor families in Pune & Villages.
  • 1,000 Grocery kits distributed in Pune and villages in Velhe Taluka.
  • 1,000 Masks and Sanitizers distributed among people.
  • 200 New toilets are under construction in villages (2000 completed)
  • 200 Sr. Citizens at our Old Age Home at Ambi (Ranwadi) are provided, Food, Shelter, Clothes, Medicines and Health check-up etc.
  • 120 Destitute children and adults are also provided similar care at our Bhilarewadi (Katraj) Center.
  • All 200 inmates of our OAH are safe as;
  • i) Ensuring hygiene practice, washing of hands, No touching etc.
  • ii) Visitors including relatives not allowed in the premises.
  • iii) Use of disinfectants for housekeeping. Periodic checking of body temperature of some elderly.
  • iv) Use of Mask by Staff and Caregivers.
  • v) Will tests for very old inmates once test kit supply improves.

Our Mobile Medical Units (MMU) equipped with Instruments, Doctors, Nurses are regularly providing health care services and medicines to 65 villages in Velhe taluka of Pune District under National Health Mission (NHM) scheme of Government of India.

As RRTC (Regional Resource & Training Centre), we are a nodal agency for Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, having regular interactions with 48 Old Age Homes in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Vidrabha Region of Maharashtra for monitoring wellbeing of inmates and reporting to the Ministry and coordinating for help if, any.

Spread Awareness on Arogya Setu app, specially developed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for COVID 19 with a request to download and use and Advisory for Senior Citizens issued by the Ministry.(Hon’ble PM mentioned both as important items, highlighting seven points during his address to the Nation) among all Sr. Citizen associations, Old Age Home functionaries, Elder Care Groups and Government officials in GJ/MH/MP and Diu & Daman UT.