The second wave of Covid-19 has posed new challenges across the country. The medical and welfare fraternity is going through a difficult time with the rising number of new cases.
Understanding the criticality and importance of proactive steps to fight the pandemic, Medikabazaar, India’s largest B2B platform for healthcare procurement solutions, has initiated a Mask Awareness Initiative to educate the citizens on the importance of wearing masks through their campaign – #DontShowMeYourFace, through which they are donating over 1 Lac masks to various Government organisations and NGOs.
Medikabazaar distributed 50,000 masks to the Mumbai Police, which will be further distributed as 500 masks per police station across all 100 police stations in the city.
The Mumbai Police will further distribute these masks to local citizens to emphasise the need to wear masks and educate them on COVID appropriate behaviour and how it helps in protection against the virus. Unfortunately, the underprivileged sections of the society have higher risk of exposure and transmission due to lack of awareness and affordability for basic protective gear such as masks.
This particular initiative of presenting 50,000 masks to the Mumbai Police was kicked off by senior officials of Medikabazaar. The masks were handed over to Mr. Manjunath Singe (IPS), Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.
The efforts were acknowledged and welcomed by Mr. Vishwas Nangare Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai City. Vivek Tiwari, Founder & CEO of Medikabazaar was felicitated by Mr. Nangare Patil and Mumbai Police took to social media to share their appreciation for the initiative by Medikabazaar.
The initiative aims to create mask awareness and inculcating Covid-appropriate behaviour in the general public. This campaign is focused on curbing the second wave and pre-empting a third wave of Covid-19.