Since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the world, humans are experimenting everyday how to fight against this deadly virus. Many of us have learned a lot about its characteristics, modes of transmission, preventive measures to avoid getting the virus attacked, symptoms of the disease, ways of detecting the COVID-19 positive patients, so on.
People at Medical Institutes, Research Centres, Hospitals, and other Healthcare centres are working tirelessly day and night to know-how for winning the battle against COVID-19. Having said that, many are doing their bit to keep their fellow beings safe and free from virus.
Dr. Anil Kumar Avulappa (firstname.lastname@example.org), General surgeon and Founder of People’s Hospital in Bagepalli, Chikkaballapur is fighting against the virus through ‘Rural Health Youth Force’. He has created youth groups of 5 – 10 members in total 110 villages from Bagepalli and Gudibande taluks. He has trained the youths in conducting health check-ups with a Rs. 4,000 worth kit of oximeter (pulse reading device) and thermal scanners (to measure temperature) to every group.
At-Risk* population is identified in every village and ward and check Spo2 (oxygen saturation levels in blood) and temperature every day to prevent deaths due to hypoxia (i.e. low Spo2) caused by COVID-19. In case anybody has Spo2 < 94% then they are given with additional medical care.
* At-Risk population are
1) Above 60 years of age
2) People having comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, renal disease, pulmonary disease, chronic smokers, Pregnancy etc.
3) Those with deficient immune system like HIV infected, transplant patients, patients with steroid abuse etc.
If COVID-19 suffering At-Risk population is left without monitoring, they will be presented to the hospital only when they become breathless and by then their saturation would have dropped below 85%. It is very difficult to revive such patient with saturation of < 85% and that leads to the death. Instead, when the saturation and temperature levels are monitored every day, treatment can be given immediately once the saturation drops below 95%.
Donate now. Help us to purchase test kits which create a big change in the battle against COVID-19 and save many lives.
How Right To Live is helping?
Right To Live’ team is trying to raise funds to support Dr. Anil Kumar Avulappa in expanding his service to several more villages by the procurement of COVID-19 test kits consisting of pulse oximeter and thermal scanner.
Please remember that 100% of your donation goes to Covid-19 test kits. We don’t use any part of donations for admin expenses since those costs are covered by our trustees. So, please come forward and lend a helping hand to support the ‘Rural Health Youth Force’ and Dr. Anil who are fighting this pandemic for the society.