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Mother-son duo turns saviour for Covid-hit in Zaheerabad

Published: 6th Jun 2021 12:35 am

Hyderabad: One of the keys to fighting Covid is isolating oneself on testing positive. But what if one can’t isolate himself at home due to lack of space? Sai Praneeth Reddy and his mother Sravanthi Aravind Reddy found people back in their hometown struggling to contain the virus because several of the homes have just a single bedroom.

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So, the mother-son duo opened an isolation centre with 30 beds in Kohir Mandal, Zaheerabad. “We turned a hotel management college into an isolation centre. We took a lot of time to clean and paint it and arrange beds and other facilities. We opened it with the help of the Telangana government, especially with support extended by Finance Minister T Harish Rao,” says Praneeth.

Apart from treating mild to moderate Covid patients with the help of doctors and nurses, the centre is making sure they get quality vegetarian meals and eggs. “I also tied up with the Art of Living Foundation to help patients with breathing exercises via online classes,” he says.

Praneeth had started the Aravind Reddy Foundation last year in the name of his father who had lost his life-fighting Covid. From educating those in rural areas about the importance of wearing a mask, using sanitisers to getting 700 people vaccinated, the volunteers of the foundation have been doing their bit to help others.

“My husband had done a lot of humanitarian work in 30 years of his service, so I wanted to carry his legacy forward. People here are very happy to know that there’s someone looking out for them in these tough times and that they are not alone. Moral support and being there for one and another is very important,” shares Sravanthi.

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