Since the beginning of 2020, Valmet has supported Save the Children’s Child Sensitive Social Protection Project in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India, where Covid-19 has significantly disrupted children’s education. Schools and colleges have been closed for a long time now. The state’s health care system has been overwhelmed with handling the rising Covid-19 cases due to shortage of essential medical infrastructure and supplies, including vaccines, oxygen and lifesaving medicines.
Unlike the first wave in Rajasthan, the virus variant has spread across all age groups and areas. It is predicted that the third wave is going to hit the children hard this year, as most of them have not received vaccinations yet. The authorities have made efforts to provide vaccines to Rajasthan’s entire adult population. However, less than 5 percent of the adult population is fully vaccinated, thus making almost everyone vulnerable to Covid-19.