Jnana Prabodhini’s response to COVID-19
India is facing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the impact has been extremely severe. Jnana Prabodhini is coordinating, planning, and executing aid for hospitals, COVID-19 centers, and healthcare professionals in and around the city of Pune. Our volunteers are working at medical centers in the city.
While the volunteers are taking up the frontline administrative tasks, these facilities need ventilators, oxygen supply, and other consumables to provide continuous care for the patients. JPF is raising funds to provide the necessary equipment.
To help improve healthcare facilities, Jnana Prabodhini donated 2 BiPap A 40 Ventilators. These good-quality ventilators were donated to two hospitals in Lokhandi Sawargaon, Maharashtra along with a supplemental oxygen unit. The total expense to provide these machines along with their supplementary accessories was supported by Jnana Prabodhini Foundation
15 volunteers are actively involved in frontline work at two Covid centers, one started by Pune Municipal Corporation and Sakal foundation and another at a private hospital. The volunteers are conducting administrative tasks to kick-start the center. These tasks include training of center staff for software operations, SOP preparation and documentation, front handling. We are working at a PMC center for last one week, and the new center has started yesterday with 10 beds due to limited oxygen availability. Capacity is of around 125 beds, and we are expecting to utilize full capacity soon.
Currently, finding Oxygen beds and ventilators is very difficult in Pune city due to high number of patients. 50 of our volunteers are helping the patients by systematically calling hospitals for their requirements to find any vacancies. We have helped around 12 patients in the first 2 days. 25 more volunteers will join us tomorrow, taking the total count to 75. Two of them have joined us from the USA to help the patients during the night time in India.
Patients are receiving a free treatment at the COVID center. Therefore, funds are required to support the center with Oxygen and other requirements.
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Jnana Prabodhini Foundation is supporting various initiatives in the USA and India in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making sure that your contribution reaches communities affected by the pandemic. Please visit this page for future updates.
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Provided 7000 meals to over 370 migrant laborers and senior citizens.
175 women who had lost their jobs due to COVID were employed to produce 17500 masks which were distributed to frontline health and sanitation workers.
Donated $8000 to sponsor the education of 13 students for the academic year 2020-21.
Provided food packets to 782 families from 52 villages.
Donated $4000 to sponsor the education of 17 students for the academic year 2020-21.
Provided food packets to 1755 people for over a period of 15 days.
School textbooks and other school materials were provided to 70 students in and around Ambejogai.
Provided food packets to 235 families for over a period of 15 days.
Distributed 6734 kgs of vegetables in the span of 13 days and generated a revenue of Rs. 2,00,000 for 25 farmers.
Provided food packets to 451 people including senior citizens and migrant labourers.
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