What can $1000 (Rs 70000) do for COVID relief? Here is what some of our partners had to say about this question.
SOCHARA (Society For Community Health Awareness, Research And Action) and Yumetta Foundation work throughout India. They are running a dedicated call centre for COVID-19 with pilot projects in Maharashtra and Chattisgarh. They tell us, $1000 can go a long way in supporting various activities: it can be used to pay for 25 pulse oximeters + ambulance cost for 10 critical patients, and monthly charges of telecommunication service providers for the helpline.
BSFC (Bombay Sarvodaya Friendship Circle) works in Mumbai. Its current activities involve testing non-invasive ventilators in India. $1000 can fund 2 CPAP machines with oxygen helmet kits, helping two critical Covid patients in India.
Emergency Relief for Covid Wave-2 is an initiative by IIT-Kanpur Alumni who have come together to help the Indian hospitals fight the covid-19 crisis to save lives. They tell us that each $1000 can buy
- 1 oxygen concentrator, OR
- 3 oxygen cylinders, OR
- 1 BiPAP and CPAP machine, OR
- 5 Fowler beds.
Kadam is working with marginalized communities in Gujarat. It aims to provide COVID relief resources including basic food stock for 2 months, hygiene kit, 20 oxygen cylinders, immunity boosting medicines. $1000 can provide hygiene and survival food resources to 50 families for 1 month.
Mukti is working in the Sunderban Gram Panchayat of North and South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. It is setting up the Mukti Community Covid Care Units (MCCU) and Mukti Community Breathing stations. $1000 will fund 1 village for 1 unit, consisting of 100 medical kits, 2 oximeters and an on-ground doctor, who would help the most vulnerable, raising awareness of general hygiene practices. It would also cover the consultation charges of an expert doctor, who would be available to provide support to the on-ground doctor via tele-conferencing in critical cases or as needed.
So the answer is simple. $1000- or indeed any amount- is saving lives. Please make a donation! It could be the difference between life and death.Latest updates on COVID relief Donate to COVID Relief Fund