The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is waging havoc in India. Until now, only cities and urban centres were suffering under the impact of the pandemic. Unfortunately, the pandemic has started spreading to our rural areas too, where the medical infrastructure is practically non-existent, except for an occasional private medical practitioner and poorly managed Public Health Centres. One can imagine what could happen when the pandemic starts spreading into the hinterland. And sadly, this wave is affecting both young and old people alike, which is resulting in loss of precious lives of healthy individuals.
One of the easiest ways to improve this bleak scenario is to diagnose and treat early for persons with symptoms like cold, cough, fever, body ache, throat ache etc. All it takes at the early stages is to treat with commonly available medicines, and keeping a close watch on blood oxygen saturation levels through Pulse Oximeter and body temperature thro' IR thermometers. This can prevent the patient's condition from deteriorating and avoiding the need for hospitalisation, especially where the medical infrastructure is already stressed or almost non-existent.
In this bleak scenario, Dr Anil Kumar of Bagepalli Taluk (in Chickaballapur District, Karnataka), a general & laparoscopic surgeon and operating a non-profit Hospital, is working tirelessly in the remote parts of Karnataka. In the first wave last year, he had done a phenomenal job in Bagepalli and Gudibande Taluks by forming teams of young volunteers in each village who monitor daily the at-risk population like aged and people with comorbidities. This program was a huge success and about 400 villages were covered. NGOs like Rotary Clubs and Right to Live Foundation provided great and timely support to this program.
Dr Anil Kumar now wants to extend a similar program by starting Rural Covid First Aid Centre at each village to protect people this time too by using the volunteer teams already in place at each village. He is seeking urgent help from all quarters to procure medicines to distribute kits to each village Covid First Aid Centre. Further, he will advise patients through phone or teleconferencing on the treatment to be taken by the patient. The list of medicines needed are attached in the Reports Section of this campaign.
It is earnestly requested that each one of us generously donate to this worthy cause and help protect our villages from the horrible pandemic.
We will keep you posted on the progress as well as fund utilisation. Let us join hands with the good Doctor to tide over this crisis.
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 help protect our villages from the horrible pandemic.
Please remember that 100% of your donation goes to the beneficiary. 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’ and Dr. Anil who are fighting this pandemic for the society.