New Delhi, June 11 For Dehradun-based social entrepreneur Sachin Upadhyay, a Covid-19 survivor, revealed that two weeks as a Covid patient were the worst in his life – the isolation, loss of physical strength, constant inflow of distressing news of illness and deaths.
He believes it was somewhat of a miracle that he came of the disease without any complications.
Now helping almost 200 villages fight the pandemic – he is saving lives and building a recovery plan. While the first wave last year had a limited impact on the hilly state of Uttarakhand, he tells life, this year has been quite different. Not only has the virus reached the cities of Uttarakhand, but it is also infecting people living in villages, including young children.
As the pandemic tightened its grip on the state in late April, Upadhyay mentions receiving numerous calls from people in his village pleading for access to hospitals beds and doctors. Despite being affected himself, he reports transporting almost 60 people from the village to Dehradun and ensuring that they get the medical attention they require. He is happy about the lives he could save, but deeply saddened about the helplessness and lack of medical facilities in hilly remote villages.
As he recovered from the virus, he was clear about what his next mission was – it was to bring relief to the villagefolk in Tehri – from where he hails and continues to focus his social upliftment efforts through this organization, The World Integrity Foundation
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