Caring For India

Highlights Of #CaringForIndia Telethon: An Initiative To Assist Healthcare Workers In Their Fight Against Coronavirus

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), in collaboration with the GiveIndia, a non-profit organisation, has initiated a drive to help protect our medical caregivers in the fight against coronavirus outbreak in the country. To support our healthcare workers and protect them from falling ill themselves in the line of duty. 

Here are the Highlights of the #CaringForIndia Telethon:

Aug 15, 2020
21:11 (IST)
Raghavendra Prasad: Founder, StepOne on the work done by them in Delhi during the COVID-19 outbreak

In Delhi, Project StepOne is helping the Delhi government in the fight against COVID in terms of mobilising donors for plasma and also helping donors to be matched with the right recipients. The intervention in Delhi was enabled by the government when it set up the plasma bank in ILBS which is a Delhi govt owned hospital. And they were not able to get enough donors to come forward and donate inspite of a lot of campaigns and that is when they requested StepOne. And what we started doing was, we started having the volunteer doctors from StepOne talk to each of these donors personally and get them to come down and donate.
 
When someone turns positive, there are two reactions - they continue their life as if nothing happened. And the other extreme is they utterly panic and do things they shouldn't - rushing to a hospital and demanding a bed. So a call from a doctor will help subdue those reactions - those who didn't care were being counselled by the doctors. And those who panicked, they would calm their nerves and help them to think more rationally. This relationship went on until the time the positive person recovered. So there were deep bonds between the volunteer doctors and the citizens and the impact of that was immeasurable.

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About The Campaign

About The Campaign

Our doctors, nurses and other hospital staff have been carrying the heavy burden of the pandemic while working within the limitations of an inadequate public healthcare system.

With 0.55 hospital beds per thousand population, and under 15% of ICUs across the country have dedicated critical care doctors, this campaign is to help bridge some of these gaps for better patient outcomes and to make sure our healthcare workers are safe themselves.

To support our healthcare workers and protect them from falling ill themselves in the line of duty, we have identified three areas of intervention in India’s battle against coronavirus:

  1. Door-to-door community screening in hotspots 
  2. Provide certified PPE kits and masks to save our saviours from the virus
  3. Scale plasma donation and facilitate safe home quarantine solutions 

Money Raised Will Be Used For

  • Prevention

    Prevention

    Curb the spread of the virus by door-to-door screening at Covid hotspots, like urban slums. This will expedite the testing process for people showing symptoms

  • Treatment

    Treatment

    Provide solutions for efficient treatment and fill gaps in shortage of available intensivists. Scale plasma donations from recovered Covid patients, provide home care for mildly-ill patients and set up remote monitoring of ICUs with 24X7 doctors on call.

  • Protection

    Protection

    Save Covid Warriors from the risk of getting infected. Provide certified PPE kits and protective equipment to healthcare workers, ASHA and Anganwadi workers in rural areas.

About The Partner

About The Partner

 

GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. When founded in the year 2000, it was India’s first and only online donation platform set up to “professionalise giving”, providing donors with a pool of transparent, trusted NGOs towards whom they could confidently direct their compassion and contributions.

Having started with nine nonprofits, verified through a rigorous due diligence process, now there are 1,500 NGOs across GiveIndia’s subscription and crowdfunding platforms.

They serve almost all causes, from popular ones like education, health and children's welfare to others such as climate change, animal welfare, and LGBTQI rights.

Our suite of products and solutions enable all givers - individuals and organisations - to donate conveniently to any cause directly on our platform, at their workplace or through one of our partners.

Our community of 1.5M+ donors and 150+ partners have impacted 8M+ lives across India. As an immediate response to the COVID pandemic, GiveIndia set up India COVID Response Fund and has since raised ₹200+Cr supporting 40lakh+ individuals via the work of 200+ nonprofits across the country.