SATSANG SEVA MISSION 2021- DRY RATIONS FOR 100 FAMILIES OF PATIENTS
The Delhi Kendra SSM group has distributed dry rations for two weeks to 100 families of cancer patients, COVID patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease who have also tested positive for COVID, arriving from all over the country for treatment at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi over the 10th and 11th of May, 2021. The families are either mostly living in Dharamshalas near the hospitals or even on pavements outside the hospitals with little or no access to food and essentials, given the curfew orders to contain the pandemic in the city. The distribution was done at the Dharamshalas and the Emergency wards of both hospitals where patients were awaiting treatment. Each dry ration pack contains 5kg Rice, 5 kg Atta, 1 Litre oil, 1 kg sugar, 250 gm tea, 250 gm salt, 2 kg Channa Dal, 100 gm turmeric, 1 Dettol Soap and 1 detergent for washing clothes.
Total Distribution till 31st August, 2020 in numbers:
Week's worth dry ration kit for a family of 05 members-5,885 Families i.e. corresponding to 4,11,950 meals, Separate Dry ration for 24,500 meals, Travel Sustenance pack (Sattu, Poha, roasted Chana, Jaggery, Biscuit, juice, Soap)- 450 Packs, Tri ply masks-28,500, Nitrile Gloves-24,500, PPE KITs (6parts)-100 sets, PPE Coverall- 150 sets, N 95 Masks-1200, Oxy meters-10 pieces, Disposable Surgical Gowns-300 Pcs., Latex gloves-6,000 pcs., Washable, reusable Cloth Masks-16,128.
Sri M urges all hands on the deck to deal with the COVID crises:
Delhi-NCR SSM Team Provide Trunks for People Rendered Homeless by Heavy Rains
The heavy rains that lashed the capital this monsoon led to the collapse of 15 Jhuggis in Anna Nagar in Central Delhi, rendering 86 of their inhabitants homeless. These included 17 men, 36 women and 33 children. The families could barely escape with their lives as an overflowing drain bore away most of the houses in July.
Officials shifted them to a roadside camp opposite the World
Health Organisation building near the Income Tax Office on the
Outer Ring Road, before moving them into an empty school. An
SSM team visited the camp and saw that while food and bare
essentials were looked after, the meagre possessions that they
had regularly got stolen since they had no storage space.
The team managed to procure 12 trunks with locks for the families to safely and dryly keep the documents and belongings that they managed to salvage, even as their petition for housing pended in court, extending their period of uncertainty. The trunks were handed over on the 28th of August with the help of funds raised by the team locally.
1500 Washable, Re-usable Cloth Masks for Delhi Homeless and Destitute 14th -24th August
Even as the capital city opens up in phases, migrant labour has started wending their way back from their villages to resume work. The Delhi-NCR SSM group distributed 1,500 washable, reusable cloth masks made by self-help groups in Chennai, supported by the TSF Chennai Kendra, to the homeless and destitute across the capital city over the past 10 days.
The masks were distributed with the help of the Centre for Holistic Development headed by a Satsangi who helps run night shelters and food kitchens for the homeless and new migrants to the city.
300 Surgical Gowns, 6,000 Gloves and 1,000 N95 Masks for DDU Hospital in West Delhi
300 Surgical Gowns, 6,000 Gloves and 1,000 N95 Masks for DDU
Hospital in West Delhi
The Delhi-NCR SSM team was approached by the capital city’s largest tertiary care unit, the Deen Dayal Upadyhaya Hospital, when the pandemic was peaking to help them with supplies of disposable surgical gowns, latex gloves and N-95 masks for the use of their dedicated staff, working round the clock to deal with the influx of patients in COVID times.
Dr. Ripudaman Kaur Chawla, Head of Office of the hospital who is also the Assistant Medical Superintendent, requested the team to help supply Personal Protection Equipment for their doctors in the form of :
While the Delhi-NCR SSM team were able to source the gloves and good quality disposable surgical gowns at a competitive price in Delhi, help was requested from the Mumbai team to procure the N95 Masks that were not readily available in the capital. Of the 6,000 pieces of gloves, 2,000 came from a donor impressed with SSM work for the medical fraternity.The Mumbai team sourced the N95 masks for the hospital. All supplies were handed over to DDU hospital on Friday the 14 th of August and were received with thanks.
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