The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis has now become a real war as NGOs, governments and private institutions have put to use massive resources to address it. What appeared to be a minor health problem in Wuhan, China just a few months ago has now turned into a global pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives.
India has recorded approximately 22.3 million COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The second wave has been more severe and has spread faster than the first. To slow and ultimate stop the spread, urgent actions are needed involving COVID-19 appropriate behaviors (CAB). These protective actions include frequent and thorough handwashing with soap, using masks and physical distancing. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has identified 15 CABs as our understanding of the disease has evolved.
Situation in Puducherry
Puducherry being a small and thickly populated state, the number of people acquiring the virus is more than 2000 per day and the mortality is around 30-35 which is on the higher side. Even though the government is trying to help people with basic support, it is understood that lack of beds and oxygen need are more.
Summary as on 14.05.2021
Source: Health Department, Govt. of Puducherry
Wheat Flour: 50 kg
Rice: 20 kg
Dhal: 10 kg
Cooking Oil: 10 liter
Sugar: 10 kg
Salt: 10 kg
Haldi Powder: 1000 gms
Mirchi Powder: 1000 gms
Since the outbreak, Prime Trust along with their team distributed Kabasura decoction to the rural and urban community. The traditional formulation used by Sidha practioners for effectively managing common respiratory ailments such as flu and cold. An awareness talks were given to the community to protect themselves from the pandemic.
Prime Trust identified 2000 people with below poverty line and offered them a sanitary kit which contains masks, hand wash, soap and sanitizer.
Around 1200 beneficiaries were identified in Puducherry and provided dry ration. Among them visually impaired and physically challenged people also provided.
Proposal for the recent outbreak:
It has been proposed to support a minimum of 25,000 families with dry ration as we could see people who lost their job in Puducherry.
There is a big need to provide sanitary kits to 50,000 individuals in Puducherry.
Also, we are raising support to provide oxygen concentrators those who can't go to the hospital.
We make a fervent appeal to you to support our mission!