Two Vasai-based NGOs, Samadhan Foundation and Samruddhi Women’s Self Help Group provided grains, masks and sanitizers, to around 20 transgenders in Vasai.
Information about the virus, including the importance of maintaining hygiene was explained to them.
Since the lockdown began, dozens of transgenders have run out of food and money. Begging on trains and at signals, with no native town to return to, they end up in rented, illegal rooms in various parts of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Navi Mumbai.
A few of them try to sneak out to earn money, only to be chased away by police.