The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.com | May 3, 2021

“ Country recorded 400,000 cases in just one day over the weekend; supplies are running out

ndia is facing the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreak right now, reporting 400,000 cases in just one day for the first time on Saturday. The government said Monday that medical students in their final year will provide teleconsultations and monitor mild cases, CNN reported.

“This will reduce the workload on existing doctors engaged in Covid duty and provide boost to efforts of triaging,” read a statement issued Monday by Office of the Prime Minister.

But the country needs more than just medical personnel. It needs supplies. Countries around the world have pledged support, but you don’t need to be a nation to help out.

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PPE

Personal protective equipment, both suits and masks, are critical for front-line workers. You can donate to these organizations who are providing supplies:

According to CNN, Care India has an urgent call out for donations of PPE, and UNICEF USA is providing oxygen concentrators, testing systems, PPE kits and personal care products. Click here to donate.

Project HOPE is providing ventilators and ICU equipment, in addition to PPE, to areas of greatest need.

Americares is helping get gloves, face shields and masks for front-line workers. The organization is also supplying ventilators and pulse oximeters in addition to helping with community education, CNN reported…..

Food and medicine

Islamic Relief USA has raised $280,000 so far to provide thousands of medical kits, food boxes and oxygen containers. You can donate here.

The Association for India’s Development is providing direct relief services. “Your support at this time of crisis can make a life or death difference,” its website states.

The Hope Foundation lets you choose where your donation goes. For example, your $12 can buy a 30 surgical face masks and 30 pairs of disposable gloves. Just $38 will provide “all the nutritional requirements of a patient in the COVID ward for the duration of their treatment. Any remaining funds will be pooled for other patients,” the website states….”

 

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