The nationwide lockdown during the first wave has already pushed us behind financially, and now the second wave is adding new figures. The need of the hour is a united India, we have faced many challenges earlier, and we have always won as we stood united. Our governments need us, and we must cooperate with them. We have to understand that we are already in the mid of the biggest crisis of our lives, and there is no possible way to run away from it.
We have to stand firm against this crisis, and we have to cooperate, avoiding any conflicts and support everyone around us in any possible way. We must take COVID-19 seriously, and our country's current conditions show our people's casual attitude and irresponsible behavior as a citizen.
The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20·2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378000 cases a day, together with more than 222000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, Indian Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan declared that India was in the “endgame” of the epidemic. The impression from the government was that India had beaten COVID-19 after several months of low case counts, despite repeated warnings of the dangers of a second wave and the emergence of new strains. Modelling suggested falsely that India had reached herd immunity, encouraging complacency and insufficient preparation, but a serosurvey by the Indian Council of Medical Research in January suggested that only 21% of the population had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that India will see a staggering 1 million deaths from COVID-19 by Aug 1. If that outcome were to happen, Modi’s Government would be responsible for presiding over a self-inflicted national catastrophe. India squandered its early successes in controlling COVID-19. Until April, the government’s COVID-19 taskforce had not met in months. The consequences of that decision are clear before us, and India must now restructure its response while the crisis rages. The success of that effort will depend on the government owning up to its mistakes, providing responsible leadership and transparency, and implementing a public health response that has science at its heart.
WHO WE ARE ?
Chennai Tricolor Initiative
Democracy is often described as a government by the people, of the people and for the people. While citizen engagement is a crucial element to making democracy work, most citizens are ill-informed and relegate that crucial task. How can citizens contribute and work WITH the government towards a better outcome? We want to build an institution that will act as a bridge between citizens and the government which isn't used to collaborating. We, as an institution are building that bridge - and it is crucial not just for better governance, but to have a chance in strengthening participatory democracy.
Chennai Tricolor Initiative is a non-profit volunteer driven organization committed to contribute towards The Idea of India.We started with a simple dream to raise our national flag in our city; while that’s still in the works, over the years we’ve spearheaded several volunteer-driven initiatives to help build a better city.
1. I love my country
2. I will do my job whatever it may be, diligently
3. I will minimize negative impact to others and the environment
4. I will contribute to the society in whatever way possible
I do this of my free will and will not impose this on others, but will encourage if willing.
Team MedCuore have come together to build oxygen concentrator to meet the local demand of the people. We have already completed the prototype with the help of Oxikit open source development instruction but we need more help from you to fasten up the speed. Each and every concentrators sold in India are currently from China. We are not blaming them but delay in supply and demand increases not the market value but the patients life have been bounced then and forth. As a citizens of this country it is our responsibility to share your part a redeemer.
1. Oxygen Supply
There is a heavy demand for Oxygen cylinders. The second strain of COVID - 19 is extremely dangerous and chokes the oxygen supply in severe patients.
2. Food and Medical supplies
People are badly affected due to the virus and the lockdown, Millions have lost their jobs, and there is a surge in the number of poor people as the current conditions are making it very difficult for them to survive.
3. Ambulances and transport vehicles
We need ambulances as the cases are increasing daily, and the transport vehicles will help us transport the necessary items to the needy people.
4. Mobile hospitals and remote medical setups.
We need mobile hospitals to help the needy patients by creating a setup at their homes. This step will be significant, which can help us reduce the current hospital load and save more lives.
With this fund we will donate around 500 oxygen concentrators in and around South India for those who are in-need through the authorized channel and the remaining portion will be utilized to develop inhouse Oxygen Concentrator and increase production since raw materials are needed to be procured from all parts of the country.
50% of the fund will be utilized to procure 500 oxygen concentrators
Arun Subbiah - +918526692441
Britto Shibi - 9566095262