Patokh Chodiev - a native of Uzbekistan, he implemented a full-scale program to help the people of this country during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 has become a threat to the health and life of the most vulnerable groups. And of course, in such extreme circumstances, big business plays a significant role in supporting the population. The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) primarily provided assistance to the socially unprotected part of the population of Uzbekistan, those whose risk of contracting a coronavirus infection is extremely high. After all, these people can buy for themselves neither food, nor medicines, nor masks and gloves.
The Fund's response to COVID-19 and social support is part of the overall government strategy to protect the public from the threat of a pandemic.
Fattah Shodiev began the implementation of this charity program, dividing it into several stages, corresponding to the tasks that needed to be completed. At the same time, the tasks themselves were formed based on the needs of people and implemented jointly with the Ministry of Justice of the republic.
Five stages of assistance to Uzbekistan: Patokh Chodiev
At the first stage, Mr. Chodiev, in collaboration with volunteers, provided humanitarian assistance to pensioners and low-income families. In the second and third stages, humanitarian aid kits and tons of products were sent to the Single Center for the Coordination of Assistance, located in Tashkent. These stages included, in particular, sending 1,500 food sets, as well as a variety of disinfectants and detergents. A large amount was allocated for personal protective equipment.
The fourth stage was the donation of funds to the migrant assistance center in Moscow, which has left without workers and fundings due to the coronavirus. The fifth step was to help those affected by the dam break at the Sardoba Reservoir in the Syr Darya Region. Trucks with sets of essential goods were sent there urgently. The following stages of support for the population by the Fund are under development and are being gradually implemented.
Support for vulnerable groups
A support program for vulnerable groups was developed when the coronavirus had not yet spread around the country. The Fund immediately joined the state aid system in order to act together for greater effectiveness of efforts. The Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan and the head of the Fund, Patokh Chodiev, quickly developed a plan, started to implement it, and carried out all five stages in record time. After analyzing the data, they were able to make a selection of the neediest.
The large-scale stage of the preparation and transfer of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable segments of the population throughout the country has been carried out extremely carefully. The best suppliers with high quality goods were selected. In this case, constant monitoring of compliance with sanitary standards was carried out. And after that, trucks drove to all twelve regions of Uzbekistan. Fund volunteers and their employees worked around the clock.
It is also worth mentioning the educational work of the Foundation, which distributed leaflets with recommendations on behavior in the context of the coronavirus pandemic: personal hygiene, social distance, control of well-being, and so on. Separately, Patokh Chodiev notes the heroic work of volunteers and doctors.