Anglican Aid is responding to the COVID-19 crisis in India by supporting Herbertpur Christian Hospital and Nav Jivan Hospital with essential supplies and equipment.
We have received urgent requests from Herpertpur Christian Hospital (North India) for help to provide equipment like ventilators, monitors, PPE (personal protective equipment) kits, and food for the COVID patients.
The hospital is being overwhelmed with cases after being designated a COVID hospital in response to the crisis. They currently have a total of 30 beds for COVID treatment and are working to bring that number up to 50. The hospital services an area with a population of 2 million people, serving anyone regardless of race, caste, creed, or religion.
It is the only COVID hospital in a 20km radius.
Anglican Aid is also supporting Nav Jivan Hospital in Jharkhand State (North East India).
The hospital is part of the Emmanuel Christian Hospital Association to which Herbertpur Christian Hospital belongs.
Jharkhand State has some of the highest levels of poverty in India, and the hospital is the only health facility with an ICU in a 150km radius. The state’s high COVID-19 death rate reflects the low capacity of the region’s healthcare systems to care for critical cases.
Anglican Aid is helping Nav Jivan Hospital with the resources they desperately need to care for COVID-19 patients, including a larger ICU facility, a ventilator and an oxygen plant. The oxygen plant means the hospital will be able to generate their own oxygen on-site, instead of relying on oxygen cylinders, which are in severe shortage.
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Robert Kumar is the Project Director for Community Health & Development at Herbertpur Christian Hospital. He described the situation as a national emergency.
“We are facing big challenges due to overload. Hospitals are full and people are left with no choice except to put beds on the road and wait for admission.”
“People are left with no choice except to put beds on the road and wait for admission.”
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