Social Enterprise, Non-profit with FCRA Certificate
Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS) aims to empower vulnerable and marginalized communities, with a special focus on women and children, by improving health indicators, and livelihood opportunities through sustainable livestock rearing and farming practices. To enable access to healthcare, ECS runs nine primary healthcare centres (PHCs) and 23 sub-centres in 84 villages.
The non-profit Eleutheros Christian Society has been running four COVID Care Centres with 300 beds and a campaign for flu surveillance in two districts in Nagaland. It has provided 183 oxygen concentrators in eight districts in remote locations in the state and test kits and other periphery support for BSL-2 labs.
So far, it has provided 200,000 N-95 masks to frontline workers in 11 districts in Nagaland. It has also trained volunteers on COVID-19 management and on vaccination. It has distributed rations to 6,000 pregnant and lactating mothers since March 2020. Rations have also been provided to daily wage earners, migrant workers and the elderly. On ensuring vaccine access, it has been running a door-to-door campaign to motivate and list people for vaccination.
Remote populations have had limited access to healthcare in any form, so vaccinating all appears to be the only solution. ECS has worked with the state and the community to mitigate issues, starting COVID-19 Care Centres, providing rations to the poor, conducting vaccination drives, and equipping hospitals to ensure the community's speedy recovery.