Join hands to save our nation from pandemic

This is an earnest appeal from Samaritan Help Mission, a non-profit NGO working in the field of health & education since 2001 in the slums of Howrah City, West Bengal, India.

West Bengal is witnessing a daily surge in coronavirus cases and it is recorded 20136 number of patients as on date. The situation is now almost beyond control. Unfortunately this number of beds are not available in Govt. and private hospitals. A large number of patients are dying due to non-accessibility of treatment and lack of oxygen.

Situation of medically under-served areas like Tikiapara & Bankra slums, Howrah, our working place, is very much alarming due to 2nd wave of COVID-19. 

To avoid escalation, it is imperative that COVID positive patients are kept away from others while they’re infectious. This will prevent the further spread of the disease. As experienced, 85% of patients don’t require hospitalization and can be treated at home.  However, it is difficult to isolate patients in the slums like Tikiapara & Bankra where we are working, which don’t have dedicated washrooms/toilets that can be used only by a patient. Thus we are going to start an isolation cum oxygen support center immediately in our existing day care health center to prevent the spread of infection as a part of scaling up of ongoing COVID response activities started since March, 2020 in the form of food kit distribution, supply of oxygen, general health services through mobile health care unit & day care health center, free medicine distribution, free distribution of mask & awareness camps besides ambulance services for patients’ transportation.

In this connection we seek your kind & valuable support to take the mission forward in the wellbeing of humanity. 

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