World Vision India Starts COVID Second Wave Relief Response
News Desk, News Nation 360 : As India grapples with the Second Wave of the COVID- 19 pandemic, World Vision India, a grass-root humanitarian organization has been working relentlessly on the ground to ensure that the worst affected people get life-saving medical aid, hygiene kits and psychosocial support. As part of its COVID second wave response, the World Vision India plan is supporting select hospitals and health care centres across all the program implementation communities (118 Locations) by providing 1350 oxygen concentrators and upgrading the health facilities, especially in rural areas, with 1000 cots and beds. Over 170 oxygen concentrators and 950 pulse oximeters have been distributed to hospitals and health care centres in Rajasthan, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. Apart from this, World Vision India is also providing thermometers, PPE kits and other essential non-medical supplies immediately. Madhav Bellamkonda, CEO & National Director, World Vision India said that the Second Wave of COVID-19 has engulfed the country and it poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of all community members, especially children. There has been an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and related
deaths in rural areas. World Vision India is working with the Government to strengthen health care systems in rural areas. But much more needs to be done urgently to improve the capacity of rural hospitals to treat the affected people and save precious lives. With the significant surge in the COVID cases across India, a sense of helplessness and the mental toll has affected children. Aligning its efforts with the ongoing relief work of the Central and State governments, World Vision India has started to strengthen its child-centric COVID 19 response across all states. World Vision India staff and volunteers are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in their program implementation areas and are responding to the changing needs, and keeping a close watch on the health and status of the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people. World Vision India is working with partners in the area of mental health to provide children with the necessary psychosocial support and care to help them deal with the uncertainties caused by the pandemic.
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Report : Anustup Kundu