India's Helping Hands

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Money Raised Will Be Used For

  • Emergency Relief

    COVID Centres

    • Setting up child-friendly COVID centres & COVID-specific paediatric units in preparation for the third wave

     

  • Emergency Relief

    Vaccine Drives

    • Starting vaccination drives in several districts of rural India, creating awareness and dispelling misinformation & rumours

     

  • Public Health

    Livelihood

    • In the long term, providing livelihood support for those who have lost their jobs

     

Highlights Of The #HelpingHands Telethon: An Initiative To Set-Up COVID Centres For Children And Vaccinate People In Rural India

NDTV and ChildFund present India's Helping Hands, supported by WhatsApp, a campaign to set-up child-friendly COVID centres and run vaccination drives in vulnerable districts of rural India
Jun 13, 2021
20:12 (IST)
Dr Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India joins the #HelpingHands telethon, suggests ways to contain the current spread of SARS-CoV-2 in rural India


I think we do need to have a concern over situation in the rural India because the data systems are not as efficient, and as comprehensive as they are in urban areas. And even the media presence, which regularly reports on incidents and events, is not as widespread in rural areas. So, we do not get the alerts, even from the media. However, from whatever data are available, it appears that even in the rural areas, we are not seeing that level of surge anymore. And we are not getting any very disturbing stories coming in, as we were seeing about two to three weeks earlier. So while the actual numbers may be imprecise, I believe that the direction in which the pandemic is proceeding, which is downward towards recovery, I think that is happening even in small towns, and rural areas.

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  • Richa Chadha
    The Healthcare system in rural areas is exposed and it shows that we haven't paid any attention to it.Richa ChadhaActor
  • Neelam Makhijani
    First COVID-19 wave in India was about supporting people. The second wave was about saving lives.Neelam MakhijaniCEO & Country Director, ChildFund India
  • Tom Cotter
    When you work for children, you not only invest in the present but future as well. That's a lesson from COVID-19 in India, that will be shared around the world.Tom CotterDirector of Emergency Response & Preparedness, Project HOPE
  • Sonali Fabiani
    The need of the hour is to focus on rural areas and fight the misinformation around vaccines.Sonali FabianiFounder, @Altry_GiftsThatMatter 
  • Dr Srinath Reddy
    Lack of knowledge about vaccines and lack of trust in vaccines is resulting in vaccine hesitancy. But, we have to try to build the confidence of people on vaccines, increase their knowledge and help them in registration.Dr Srinath ReddyPresident, Public Health Foundation of India

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About The Campaign

A catastrophic second wave of COVID -19 infections has brought India together, united in grief and pain, but with an overwhelming desire to help each other through the toughest of times.

 

As India braces for a possible third wave, the time for us to stand together once again, is now.

 

With compassion and empathy for one another, we can all play a role in strengthening India & protecting each other from another onslaught of the infection.

 

India’s Helping Hands is raising funds for resources that will be critically required should a third wave hit. The funds will also be used to protect the people of rural India from the severity of the third wave. In the long term, the funds will help skill people and make them self-sufficient once more.

 

Your support will help set-up child-friendly COVID centres and run vaccination drives in vulnerable districts of rural India.

Helpline Numbers

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    My Gov Vaccine Locator

    +91-9013151515

    MyGov is a citizen engagement platform founded by the Government of India

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    NCW Expectant Mothers’ Helpline

    +91-9354954224

    National Commission for Women's 24×7 helpline number provides medical assistance to expectant mothers

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    Odisha Chatbot

    +91-9337929000

    WhatsApp chatbot helps citizens search for a vaccine slot, get updated information on beds and oxygen availability

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    KMC Chatbot

    +91-8335999000

    WhatsApp chatbot helps book vaccination appointments

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    DC Gurugram Helpline

    +91-9643277788

    Dedicated WhatsApp COVID-19 helpline to provide citizens access to a central repository of all COVID-19 resources

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    Greater Chennai Municipal Corporation

    +91-94999 33644

    The helpline number helps people with COVID related FAQs, availability of beds, oxygen, tests, doctor consultation

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    Robinhood Army

    +91-8971966164

    Helpline for Senior citizens to easily get connected to a volunteer who can help them with the COVID-19 vaccination process

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    COVID Meals For India

    +91-8882891316

    A chatbot that helps COVID patients and healthcare workers connect and order meals from volunteers

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    COVID Asha Bot

    +91-7676522535

    COVID Asha chatbot provides real-time verified information on oxygen procurement, refilling, and ambulance services

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    X-Ray Setu

    +91-8046163838

    A free-to-use AI-driven platform to aid doctors for early COVID interventions over WhatsApp

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    India Shield

    +91-9082328320

    India Shield's helpline aims to support COVID-19 patients in need and provide authoritative information

Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon with ChildFund India as the implementation partner to raise donations toset-up child-friendly COVID centres and run vaccination drives in vulnerable districts of rural India. The donations are received by ChildFund India and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them.

 

NDTV has no role to play in the use of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations.