What a COVID community care centre looks like Ft. Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub
Have you heard about the C2C2 model? Given the scale of the pandemic, it is clear that systemic efforts to control the pandemic are insufficient and volunteers need to work at the level of the community so as to address the localised health issues arising due to the pandemic. A ‘Community Covid Care Centre’ or ‘C2C2’ is a model that was created to standardise multiple community-based initiatives across the country. It has been developed on the principles of primary health care centres. C2C2 aims to facilitate care for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients at the community level with additional support provided by community members themselves. No, please don’t confuse it with a Covid facility. It only provides care to asymptomatic patients or patients with mild symptoms who struggle with a lack of space, ailing or high-risk family members, lack of proper guidance when it comes to home isolation. A community-based model like this is a refreshing step to prevent the spread of coronavirus.