COVID Resources For Everyone In Need
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit India like a brick on the face. While everyone is suffering, patients are gasping for oxygen in major parts of the country. This is the time of crisis humanity has never experienced before. It seems like the pandemic of the 1900s all over again, only worse. Even after years of technology and human advancements, the lack of investment in healthcare infrastructure has come to the forefront.
There lies an uncertainty everywhere, for there is mayhem and a prevailing sense of despair. While we can’t bring back the ones lost in the battle against this fatal disease, we can surely help lessen the pain of the ones currently fighting for their lives.
For everyone who looks forward to seeking medical attention while chaos prevails or the ones needing food and other urgent supplies, we have collected the best of resources to help you get through the tough times.
Here’s a list containing resources for hospital beds, medicines, food supplies, oxygen cylinders, and multiple other things.
COVID Relief Glide App
COVID Relief Glide App is made by IIT Delhi alumni to help people looking for resources based upon their location. It gives information on live oxygen leads, vacant bed tracker, plasma request, food supplies, national resource list, city stress meter, and state-wise COVID helplines.
In partnership with COVID Survivor Force India, COVRelief extends its help and support to people with its verified on ground leads through Twitter and Facebook. This information can be found under their ‘Need Help’ section.
The Better India App
While there is an information overload all over the internet by well-meaning citizens of the country, finding authentic and verified resources is still an issue for caregivers and patients. To counter this problem, The Better India has put together a portal of verified resources that are refreshed twice a day by their team members. They also have an army of 500 volunteers to help people get through these needy times.
The app provides information on ambulance services, medicines, oxygen availability, blood and other body tests, hospital beds, food supplies, and HomeCare services. The data is available pan India and can be categorised regionally to find the best resources.
Better India also offers a special portal to connect with Plasma Donors. You can either become a plasma donor or search for it through this portal.
Sprinklr is a dashboard containing city/state wise resources where you can find information on hospital beds, medicines and injections, oxygen supplies, plasma, and food and tiffin. Under its ‘Others’ section, you can find resources for important government links, ambulance services, and help through Twitter.
The data is updated in real-time on the portal for easy availability of resources pan India. Sprinklr is created with the intention of saving lives, as for them, one life saved is one less family in distress.
India COVID Support
An initiative by the team of SIIC, IIT Kanpur, India COVID Support helps provide support for authentic and verified leads of all the resources required by families and patients. It is supported by 50+ volunteers who regularly update the data to meet urgent demands.
India COVID Support platforms offer information on the air ambulance, ambulance services, COVID consultation with doctors, COVID tests, emergency helplines, FabiFlu, Tocilizumab, Remdesivir, homemade food services, hospital beds, ICU, ICU beds, ICU home setup, medicines, oxygen cylinders, oxygen refill, and plasma donors.
The platform currently has 850+ verified leads. If you want to help save lives, you can become a volunteer by registering on the portal and help upload the latest data of verified leads.
Developed by Intel employees, this platform offers real-time help for vaccination slots, hospital beds, official helpline numbers, ambulance, online doctor consultation, plasma donors, medicines and injections, food supplies, oxygen and oxygen concentrators, ICU beds, ventilators, and home ICU services.
- Click on the link and choose your preferred language
- Select option for which you need help
- Enter your city/region
The platform will curate information as per your requirement. You will be redirected to the Twitter SOS page where you can get on-ground resources with the latest contact information for all the above options. For finding hospitals nearby, it will direct you to the list available on Google.
Rasoi On Wheels Foundation
Rasoi on Wheels Foundation is a platform that is helping people to get support for food and basic needs. The foundation is currently running a COVID care centre in association with WARNA (Sainik Farms) to provide assistance in whichever way they can.
It also offers support for plasma donations, injections, medicines, and home delivery of meals. The initiative supports the idea of being a COVID warrior in your own way to support the country to get through these tough times.
You can also make an online contribution to the foundation through UPI, Visa or Mastercard. All donations are exempt from tax under section 80G and 12A of the IT act. You can find all the details by visiting their page online through the above link.
COVID Volunteer Task Force by SHEROES
SHEROES is building an army of volunteers pan India to help the country get through the distress. If you want to offer your help in any way possible, sign up on the link shared by Sairee Chahal on Twitter or visit here. COVID Task Force is volunteering to help the government manage the process of COVID treatments across all states. You will be trained by SHEROES and ACT teams to prepare you for upcoming tasks and duties.
Help India recover in every way you can
If you can, help save lives by volunteering, wearing masks or staying indoors. We must step up our fight against COVID, together.
Once this is over, remember these times when the country is fighting a deadly second wave, people are not fighting for land, religion, or politics; rather air.
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