Stories from the ground
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— Responding to the emergency in Delhi, AID is sending support for the purchase of oxygen concentrators being organized by IIT-K alumni and oximeters and medical supply to the underprivileged (partnering with Program for Social Action (PSA)). Volunteers are also figuring out how to make use of offers of health equipment from the US — from non-invasive ventilators priced at $150-600 for mild to moderate cases that don’t need intubation to PPE kits or protective clothing at scales of 100,000. We are having zoom calls with parties in the US and health activists in India to see the utility of these donations/sales and how to facilitate the transfer if they are appropriate.
— In rural Maharashtra our partner SATHI is running helpdesks as they see a surge of COVID cases. A dysfunctional primary health center was restarted in Ambegaon (Taleghar PHC and sub-center) and Akole rural hospital was granted an ambulance after SATHI’s efforts. Discussions are underway to increase the helpdesks from 10 rural district hospitals. And having vaccine drives as there is vaccine hesitancy and reluctance to testing due to fear of loss of work because of the stigma. Health activists from India and volunteers/doctors in the US have been exploring avenues for tele-medicine.
–AID-India in Tamilnadu is creating material on COVID home care for patients with milder symptoms emphasizing things like prone position and responding to some of the fear and anxiety that is in rural areas.
Our volunteers on the ground have been responding courageously to the COVID Tsunami in 2021 after having worked ceaselessly in the first wave. Follow the stories from the ground…
Flashback: 2020 COVID Relief Work
In 2020, your support enabled 200000 people, including migrant workers stuck in cities and those dwelling in remote villages, to face the lockdown for controlling COVID-19. Working with 30 partner organizations in 18 states we have provided groceries and food packets to communities left out of government rations, as well as protective equipment to doctors, health, and essential workers. In 2020 raised and disbursed about $1M for COVID relief. We urge you to donate generously and follow the progress of the work in India that your support enables.
It is imperative to protect doctors & health workers at the frontlines of the pandemic. From the epicenter in Mumbai to remote regions in Jharkhand, AID support has provided 95,000 PPE (surgical masks, N-95 Masks, face shields) to various hospitals, Primary Health Centers, Police and sanitation workers. Check out more details here.
50 Adivasi migrant families in Andhra Pradesh received food supplies from the Rythu Swarajiya Vedika with AID support. 1 Lakh people got rations from Telangana govt after the intervention of RSV. AID partners are also running a helpline for migrant workers in AP and Telangana.