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Protective gears distributed among frontline health workers in TEs

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Oct 20 - The Rainforest Alliance and Indian Tea Association (ITA) project on COVID have jointly distributed basic health and personal protective gears to some 1450 health workers in 145 Rainforest Alliance certified tea estates� to ASHAs and estate frontline health workers, who are most vulnerable and run a risk during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The materials distributed include infrared thermometers, 3-ply face masks, rubber gloves, hand sanitizers, face shields, goggles and head caps.

The Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organization working to create a better future for people and nature, recently entered into a partnership with the Indian Tea Association, to support tea estate frontline health workers including Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers to enable them respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on Assam tea estates workers. This partnership will allow health workers to serve nearly 3,50,000 tea estate population including workers and their families in 145 Assam tea estates spread over several tea districts of Brahmaputra valley and Barak valley, a release stated.

Rosy Choudhury, Rainforest Alliance�s Director for South Asia said: �We aim to create a better future for people in India with a focus on tea coffee and other products by making responsible business. By working with producers, workers, companies and consumers, we try to address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges. We are together with the tea industry confronting the challenges of Covid-19 today,� she said. According to Secretary General, ITA, Arijit Raha, the Indian Tea Association�s COVID response has been further strengthened with this collaborative initiative.

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Protective gears distributed among frontline health workers in TEs

DIBRUGARH, Oct 20 - The Rainforest Alliance and Indian Tea Association (ITA) project on COVID have jointly distributed basic health and personal protective gears to some 1450 health workers in 145 Rainforest Alliance certified tea estates� to ASHAs and estate frontline health workers, who are most vulnerable and run a risk during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The materials distributed include infrared thermometers, 3-ply face masks, rubber gloves, hand sanitizers, face shields, goggles and head caps.

The Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit organization working to create a better future for people and nature, recently entered into a partnership with the Indian Tea Association, to support tea estate frontline health workers including Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers to enable them respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on Assam tea estates workers. This partnership will allow health workers to serve nearly 3,50,000 tea estate population including workers and their families in 145 Assam tea estates spread over several tea districts of Brahmaputra valley and Barak valley, a release stated.

Rosy Choudhury, Rainforest Alliance�s Director for South Asia said: �We aim to create a better future for people in India with a focus on tea coffee and other products by making responsible business. By working with producers, workers, companies and consumers, we try to address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges. We are together with the tea industry confronting the challenges of Covid-19 today,� she said. According to Secretary General, ITA, Arijit Raha, the Indian Tea Association�s COVID response has been further strengthened with this collaborative initiative.

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