Delhi: Amidst lockdown, while we all are in the confines of our homes feeling safe, our healthcare workers are going door-to-door to trace people infected with coronavirus. After a case being reported positive in Mumbai’s Dharavi a densely populated slum area Community Health Workers Elizabeth Nadumani and Ujwala Sawat, have taken it upon their shoulders to safeguard the residents by tracing, detecting and isolating the Covid-19 affected people.
These two brave healthcare workers have surveyed around 200 homes in Dharavi since the first case surfaced in the area. These COVID-19 soldiers are government’s street-level machinery who are helping in implementing the health programmes.
Covering their faces with the stoles and moving around surveying buildings and slums in Dharavi, Elizabeth and Ujwala compile the list of highly risk contact in the area. “I have been a community heath worker for the last 25 years. I have worked during many outbreaks-swine flu, cholera, malaria. But this has been one of the toughest times I have seen. Our family is worried about our safety, but it’s our job, we have to do it.