Critical Medical Equipment, Medical and Essential Supplies Help communities survive COVID Second Wave in Telangana
Bala Vikasa has always been at the forefront of helping communities survive the COVID-19 pandemic. As India was dealing with the deadly second wave of coronavirus, Bala Vikasa initiated Corona Cheyutha to help the marginalized rural communities and the overwhelmed public healthcare system to pull through the global health crisis.
Identifying the need for assistance to the collapsing public healthcare system and the acute oxygen crisis, we started our relief activities by making efforts in providing oxygen concentrators to rural communities with the support of our generous CSR partners like Amazon India, Gland Fosun Foundation, Tata Consultancy Services, and others. We provided nearly 200 oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and BiPaps to various government hospitals in Telangana. We have also launched an Oxygen Bank in Warangal to provide oxygen concentrators for free to the needy COVID-19 patients.
The pandemic has also harshly impacted the financial stability of poor rural communities that are largely dependent on daily wages and labor work. Considering this, Bala Vikasa has distributed over 4000 grocery kits for rural poor COVID patients in over 200 villages of 8 districts in Telangana with the tremendous support of SOPAR Bala Vikasa, Canada. Determined to help the rural communities in India who are grappling with the deadly second wave, SOPAR Bala Vikasa Founder Bala T. Singareddy Gingras have mobilized funds from various generous Canadian individuals and organizations. With their support, we could provide grocery kits to the needy and help them survive the pandemic while being able to have a nutritious meal. The women field coordinators of our Integrated Women Development program have also immensely supported us by actively participating in the distribution of the acquired grocery kits and ensuring that everyone in need was provided help.
Our CSR partners have been a great support to us in helping communities and frontline workers during the pandemic. With their generous contributions, we were able to provide nearly 3000 home isolation kits to the families of COVID patients in rural Telangana to help them monitor their symptoms and seek medical assistance at the right time.
Our Community Water Purification Plants committee members resolved to support our effort to help frontline workers with something as basic as free drinking water. With their support, we distributed over 30,000 purified drinking water bottles to frontline workers and COVID patients of Osmania General Hospital and other government hospitals across Telangana.
We are immensely grateful to every individual who contributed to our crowdfunding campaigns, CSR partner, organization, and others who supported us in providing help to the communities in need during the global pandemic and helping us continue to do what we believe and move forward.