Due to second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact in India is beyond imagination. Pretty much each family is impacted some way or the other. VT Seva counterpart in India, Vikasa Tarangini volunteers are stepping up to serve in every possible way.
Supplying meals to Covid-19 quarantined patients, stranded travelers, bus drivers and other staff
Providing essential food supply bags such as rice, pulses, sugar, snacks and more to frontline heroes - municipal and Asha Covid-19 testing staff.
Providing oxygen cylinders to the Covid-19 patients.
Partnering with Seva Bharathi and providing ambulances with safety measures to cremate the bodies of Covid-19 victims.
Warangal VT Supports Sanitation Workers
Lockdown due to COVID-19 does not apply to several essential workers including sanitation workers whose services are critical to keep city sanitation intact. To support City Sanitary workers and as a mark of gratitude towards their services, Vikasa Tarangini, counter part of VT Seva distributed essential groceries to all the sanitary workers and extended financial support to the covid-19 affected families.
Grocery to the needy at Vijayawada
VT volunteers on Jun14th distributed a Package of Rice, fruits, essential dry groceries, masks, etc to the needy, daily wage workers in presence of VT Seva CEO, HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, HH Sri Ahobila Jeeyar Swamiji.
Partnering with Seva Bharathi
Due to the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in India, even conducting the last rites of deceased has become very challenging. A lot of families are finding it difficult to find means of transport for deceased COVID-19 victims. Even though the vehicles are available, due to fear of exposure to the infection, drivers were not willing to come. Mr. Ravindra, a very active volunteer from India, invented a solution whereby he customized a van to be completely safe for drivers which will leave no scope of exposure from the deceased. Seva Bharathi, a non-profit organization, wanted to provide vehicles for this service of transferring the victim bodies to crematoriums to receive last rites, and reached out to Vikasa Tarangini, VT Seva’s sister organization, as they were running into similar issues of not finding drivers. Vikasa Tarangini collaborated with Seva Bharathi and customized the vehicles for free, and also gave a vehicle for use in this service. This service is helping the victims’ families and giving them a little respite in ensuring the loved ones receive respectful last rites.
Aahara Tarangini supplies Meals for Covid-19 quarantined patients:
Accessibility to food is one of the many challenges for people who are in-home quarantine due to the pandemic. Under the banner Aahara Tarangini, Khammam VT Seva is helping those in distress or in need of meals during their isolation period.
Registered patients are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Service started with 50 people and now providing to 100 patients. Aahara Tarangini is providing meals for patients in hospitals, home Quarantine patients, and self-pickup service. Apart from the patients, Ahaara Tarangini is providing snacks and buttermilk in the evening to the Police frontlines who are performing duties during this lockdown. VT is also been providing food packets to at least 200-300 (Lemon rice and water packets) to the stranded travelers visiting Kammam govt hospitals for Covid-19 testing during this lockdown at Khammam old bust station.
VT Bharath Serves Meals to stranded Travelers during COVID-19 Lockdown
Due to second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact in India is beyond imagination. Pretty much each family is impacted some way or the other. VT Seva counterpart in India, Vikasa Tarangini volunteers are stepping up to serve in every possible way. One of the ways, they identified is patients and attendants having to travel to other cities, towns for treatment are getting stranded due to lock down for hours together sometimes until next morning. Many stranded travelers with Diabetics and other ailments are left with no choice but to wait at bus stations till the next day morning. There are no stores or restaurants open at least to quench their thirst or hunger. Hearing the troubles faced by the people Vikasa Tarangini volunteers with the permission from Bus depot and Police officials is providing meals and butter milk. They intend to continue these services until the lockdown is lifted.
HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji advised the volunteers to identify such needs locally and provide food service taking COVID safety measures.
Mahila Arogya Vikas provides Oxygen cylinders to the needy
The magnitude of second wave of COVID-19 has made the demand for oxygen skyrocket. Since the beginning of the pandemic for over a year, Mahila Arogya Vikas(MAV) has been helping the patients around Vijayawada,AP, India in providing the oxygen cylinders whenever needed for free of cost.
Mahila Arogya Vikas Mobile screening Vehicle has its own battery-operated oxygen supply device which was used for the Covid-19 patients when the oxygen cylinders were booked and unavailable.
This Machine has served several patients during the pandemic. MAV has provided an oxygen cylinder to a 10-year-old girl suffering from a rare disease for a couple of months and happy to report she recovered.
MAV will continue to provide this service as and when need.
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