The surge of the second wave has brought unspeakable tragedy to India, especially in the lives of vulnerable communities who are battling the virus, as well as daily survival. With a large number of families in villages affected by COVID-19, people are facing a lack of medical facilities and are crippled with the loss of livelihood due to the current lockdown. This situation is resulting in deep suffering followed by untimely deaths in many rural families.
In most of these areas, the medical infrastructure is practically non-existent, except for an occasional private medical practitioner and poorly managed Public Health Centres who are currently overwhelmed with the number of patients. The most effective tool to combat the situation is to diagnose and treat patients early. Treating symptoms such as cold, cough, fever, body ache, throat ache, can prevent the patient’s condition from deteriorating and avoid hospitalization, especially where the medical infrastructure is already running thin.
Hope for India’s rural communities
At the onset of the pandemic last year, Dr. Anil Kumar of Bagepalli Taluk (in Chickaballapur District, Karnataka), a General & Laparoscopic Surgeon operating a non-profit hospital, worked tirelessly in the remote parts of Karnataka. He formed teams of young volunteers in Bagepalli and Gudibande Taluks who carried out daily checks for at-risk persons, the aged, and people with comorbidities. With the support of Rotary Clubs and the Right to Live Foundation, this initiative was a tremendous success and covered about 400 villages in South Karnataka.
With the second wave in motion and the impending third wave swiftly approaching, Dr. Anil Kumar has gone one step further and set up a Rural Covid First Aid Centre 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. He will also advise patients telephonically to offer preventive treatment.
How Right To Live is helping?
The Right To Live team is raising funds to support Dr. Anil Kumar Avulappa in expanding his service to help protect villages from the pandemic. With your support, we will be able to provide Dr. Anil Kumar with the immediate resources he and his team need to keep these communities safe and healthy. More so, your donation will build their long-term capacity to support families who are most at risk in the long recovery period ahead.
When you donate, you can be assured that 100% of your donation goes directly to the beneficiary. We do not use any part of donations for admin expenses as those costs are covered by our trustees. Fund utilization and progress updates for all our causes are shared with all our donors so that you know the impact your gift has on these precious lives.
Your Donation will make a world of difference. So, please come forward and lend a helping hand to support India’s rural communities.