Humanity is facing one of its toughest challenges in modern times. Covid is wreaking havoc across India, with wave 2 hitting the country so hard. Learning from the situation in Delhi, Bangalore like big cities, we have come forward to help our fellow Barak Valley community to prepare for a worst-case scenario; We have contacted various people on the ground (administration, authorities, and health care professionals) and have selected few initiatives and ideas as per their order of priorities (listed below). We need your support and help with a generous donation.
Priority : 1
There is an immediate need of making the second PCR lab at SMC to be operational. Entire Barak valley is currently catered by only one PCR lab. Barak valley has a population of 47,91,390 as per data available from census. One RT-PCR lab of SMC has been overburrended with samples. So far, with the help of the PM Care Fund the authorities have procured a RT-PCR machine but associated infrastructure is to be built in war footing to make it fully operational. To make the second lab operational, they need few additional items like Genset, AC, PCs, UPS and Extraction process Instruments. We have asked for the list and we plan to procure and supply these to the authority within mid of May 2021.
Estimation is around 10 to 15 Lakhs.
Priority : 2
Support the planned vaccination drive on the ground. We will work with local NGO and enable them to reach out to remote parts of the villages and help get as many people vaccinated as possible. Our team on the ground will also help elderly (Senior Citizens) people with vaccination booking and commute to vaccination centres.
Estimation is around 4-5 Lakhs.
Priority : 3
We have seen in other parts of the country that Oxygen supply and availability of ICU beds has been the major bottleneck. In preparation for a worst-case scenario, we will be sourcing some portable oxygen concentrators (at least 100) which can be distributed on a need basis to the needy people. This will help take the pressure off the hospitals. We will be working with a team of local NGO and healthcare staff to take care of the logistics and last mile delivery.
Estimation is around 20 Lakhs.