As SOS calls on social media decrease, the fight against COVID-19 has moved to rural areas, which suffer from lack of medical facilities, awareness and resources, leading to a great number of preventable deaths. We wish to bring attention to the devastation being wrought in the villages surrounding Faridabad, Haryana, and take action to help people survive.
We plan to set up a 25-bed facility on the campus of DAV Public School, Sector 14, Faridabad. There would be 10 oxygen care beds and 15 HDU (High Dependency Unit) beds. The facility will have a dedicated staff of doctors and nurses, and will provide medical care, medicines and food for the patients free of cost, and the prescribed tests at a subsidized rate.
We will have a team go to villages in collaboration with BK Hospital, Faridabad, and provide rapid antigen tests for people suspected to have COVID. We will initiate contact tracing for those who turn up positive, as well as makes sure that the patients have enough resources to stay in isolation. We will admit the patients who require hospitalization to the facility, and provide them with medical care for as long as required.
DAV Public School, Sector 14 will provide us space for setting up the facility, as well as rooms for the medical staff free of cost. We would need funds for the following:
- 10 oxygen beds
- 15 HDU beds
- Doctors and nursing staff
We have collaborated with a medical tech company to modify normal beds to ICU beds at a fraction of the cost of regularly produced ICU beds. We have also procured the necessary licenses and permissions for setting up the facility, as well as PPE kits for medical staff. The certification of the doctors to be involved, letter from DAV Public School to the CMO, BK Hospital, Faridabad for setting up the facility, as well as the waste management and water licenses have been attached for the perusal of the donors. All funds received will be transferred to DAV Sector 14 Faridabad's trust account, and updates would be provided on their expenditure.
No one should have to lose access to healthcare in this pandemic because of lack of resources, and we appeal to the community to come together and help us save the lives of people who cannot avail medical care on their own.
Please share this campaign on your social media channels as well as personally with friends and family, so that we can meet the target as soon as possible.