Relief Services : A Brief Report as on 1 April 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Services

Gujarat

Rajkot centre distributed 750 kg rice, 1250 kg wheat, 250 kg pulses, 250 kg salt, 75 kg assorted spices, 250 litres cooking oil, 250 kg sugar, 63 kg tea powder, 250 bars of soap and 250 matchboxes among 250 families in Jamnagar and Surat districts on 4 March.

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow hospital centre opened a Covid ward where 46 patients were treated between 21 January and 25 February.

West Bengal

Baghbazar centre distributed 6200 face masks in Kolkata and Bankura, North 24 Parganas, Paschim Bardhaman, Purba Bardhaman and Purulia districts from 12 December to 30 January.

RKMVERI, Belur, in cooperation with another organization, conducted Covid vaccination drives in Bankura and Hooghly districts from 18 December to 27 February, in which 1916 people received the vaccination.

Durban centre served 3940 plates of food and distributed 1512 kg rice, 341 kg flour, 286 kg mealie meal, 691 kg pulses, 285 kg sugar beans, 691 canned beans, 42 kg assorted vegetables, 433 litres cooking oil, 349 kg salt, 413 kg porridge, 295 kg samp, 122 kg pasta, 55 kg soya mince, 60 packets of biscuits, 3018 loaves of bread, 275 cans of jam, 185 bottles of peanut butter, 60 litres fruit juice, 543 litres milk, 37,868 tea bags, 519 kg sugar, 59 kg masala tea powder, 324 packets of soup, 504 matchboxes, 413 bars of laundry soap, 463 bars of toilet soap, 87 litres multipurpose cleaner and 250 face masks among 736 families in various parts of South Africa in February and March.

Phoenix centre, along with its sub-centre in Johannesburg, distributed 2000 kg rice, 250 kg maize meal, 150 kg cereals, 1400 kg pulses, 80 kg noodles, 2400 kg assorted vegetables, 125 kg assorted spices, 250 kg salt, 1000 litres cooking oil, 10 kg butter, 600 cans of tinned food, 45 kg soup powder, 6013 breakfast cereal sachets, 1220 packets of biscuits, 150 cakes, 25,000 tea bags, 250 litres milk, 250 kg sugar, 1500 loaves of bread, 225 litres fruit juice, 30 litres flavoured milk, 90 kg snacks, 52 kg sweetmeat, 720 assorted fruits, 500 matchboxes, 500 bars of soap, 250 tubes of toothpaste, 500 pairs of socks, 480 adult napkins, 717 assorted garments and a wheelchair among 350 families in March. The centre also provided a litre of milk and a loaf of bread each to 20 families thrice a week, and cooking gas cylinders to 14 families.

Arunachal Pradesh

In the wake of a fire incident at Yigi Kaum village of West Siang district on 16 March, Aalo centre distributed 5 cooking pots, 26 plates, 10 ladles and 26 bowls among the 5 affected families on 17 March.  

The following centres distributed blankets and winter garments, shown against their names, to needy people:

Aalo: 26 blankets, 12 jackets, 11 coats and 23 sweaters on 17 March.

Baghbazar, Kolkata: 3504 blankets and 119 shawls from 12 December to 30 January.

Belgharia, Kolkata: 3025 blankets and 180 jackets from 10 September to 15 January.

Contai: 500 blankets from 3 to 8 February.

Darjeeling: 750 jackets from 14 August to 23 January.

Dhaleswar: 652 blankets from 19 September to 6 January.

Dibrugarh: 500 blankets from 23 December to 20 February.

Jammu: 100 blankets from 15 to 24 February.

Kailashahar: 300 blankets from 16 to 22 January.

Raiganj: 100 blankets on 3 February.

Ranchi Morabadi: 1000 blankets from 20 October to 31 January.

Tamluk: 700 blankets from 23 January to 10 February.

The following centres distributed blankets and winter garments, shown against their names, to needy people:

India

Aalo: 26 shirts, 23 trousers and 23 jumpers on 17 March.

Baghbazar, Kolkata: 3860 saris, 35 dhotis, 99 shirts, 100 ladies’ garments, 100 tubes of antiseptic cream, 150 children’s garments and 6624 packets of noodles from 12 December to 30 January.

Belgharia, Kolkata: 2450 saris, 2000 lungis and 2000 mosquito nets from 18 September to 15 January.

Cooch Behar: 100 saris, 26 dhotis and 68 mosquito nets on 4 March.

Cossipore, Kolkata: 100 saris, 56 lungis and 44 dhotis on 4 March.

Darjeeling: 3113 shirts and 967 trousers from 14 August to 23 January.

Dehradun: 192 shirts, 699 T-shirts and 360 blazers from 26 June to 5 March.

Dhaleswar: 500 saris and 109 towels from 19 September to 14 November.

Dibrugarh: 8 trousers and 82 T-shirts on 2 December.

Jayrambati: 200 kg pulses, 100 litres cooking oil, 30 kg assorted spices, 100 bottles of hair oil, 100 bars of bathing soap, 100 bars of washing soap, 100 kg detergent powder, 100 saris, 100 towels and 100 face masks on 20 March.

Kamarpukur: 12,500 notebooks, 6500 pens, 1200 pencils, 2200 erasers, 1200 scales, 1200 pencil sharpeners, 200 school bags, 2100 saris, 50 lungis, 15 dhotis and 4560 packets of biscuits from 10 February to 12 March.

Koyilandy: 30 umbrellas on 23 March.

Raiganj: 200 saris and 100 lungis on 10 October.

Ranchi Morabadi: 500 saris from 19 October to 18 February.

Saradapitha, Belur: 500 saris and 500 lungis from 20 to 25 September.

Sinthi (Beni Pal Udyan), Kolkata: 6 kg rice, 31 kg pulses, 168 kg potatoes, 58 kg gram, 21 litres cooking oil, 18 kg spices, 21 kg salt and 40 saris from 1 December to 28 February.

Visakhapatnam: 45 kg wheat flour, 9 kg pulses, 18 kg chickpeas, 2 kg pickles, 36 kg semolina, 18 kg sugar, 75 packets of biscuits, 32 steel plates, 18 tiffin boxes, 12 trousers, 12 shirts, 24 saris, 18 children’s garments and 30 notebooks on 14 March.

Viveknagar, Agartala: 500 saris and 185 lungis from 9 October to 12 March.

Rehabilitation

India

Koyilandy centre built a house for a poor man of Arikkulam village in Kozhikode district. It was inaugurated on 1 March.

South Africa

Phoenix centre provided 6 rainwater harvesting tanks to 6 families in March.

Infrastuctural Support

Tamil Nadu

Salem centre provided 2 medical examination couches, an orthopaedic OT table, a negative pressure wound therapy machine, 4 stretchers, 2 desktop computers, 2 water dispensers, an autoclave machine and an anaesthesia machine to a government hospital and two primary health centres in Salem district in March.

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