Ramakrishna Mission Jhargram conducted a Blood donation camp on 31 April 2021; is providing Ambulance Service to Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited since 01 May 2021; conducting a COVID Awareness programme since 10 May 2021 and distributed ration kits on 10 May 2021 and from 4 – 6 June 2021; serving cooked food since 12 May 2021 to the home-quarantined COVID positive patients.
Cooked Food for corona patients in home isolation
The Jhargram centre is distributing cooked food to corona patients in home isolation, twice a day, besides purchasing medicines, groceries, fruits, etc. for them and offering any other help required by these families/individuals. This service started on 12 May 2021 and as of 10 June 2021, 2300 meals were served.
Distribution of grocery items to poor families
The Jhargram centre distributed grocery kits to 200 poor families in Jhargram and Binpur towns from4 -6 June 2021.
They Jhargram centred distributed grocery kits to 50 families. Each kit consists of 5 kg rice, 2 kg dal, 1 saree, 1 mosquito net, 1 reusable mask and 50 ml hand sanitiser.
Distribution of safety kits to Toto Drivers
A safety kit containing a face shield, N 95 mask and sanitiser along with a lungi was given to 300 Toto drivers of Jhargram town, Binpur and Lodhasuli areas from June 1 to 3.
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL), Salboni, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had sent an SOS to Jhargram ashrama to lend their ambulance as close to 60-70 of their staff and family members were afflicted with Corona. Accordingly, the Ashrama provided its ambulance for the use of BRBNMPL to transport its serious patients from Salboni to hospitals in Kolkata. The ambulance is in their service from 1 May 2021 till date.
Covid Awareness Programme and Distribution of Ration Kits
As of 10 June 2021, the Jhargram centre has reached more than 1500 people living in 17 villages and 3 wards of Jhargram town.
The Ashrama conducted an awareness program, where Dr Sumangal Bose spoke on Covid – precautions, treatment and necessity of taking vaccines to 50 poor families living in two localities in the heart of Jhargram town on 10 May 2021.
Blood Donation Camp
The corona pandemic has severely affected the availability of blood all over India. The pre-occupation of the hospitals with corona patients, fear in the minds of blood donors, vaccination (people who are vaccinated can donate blood only after 28 days, now reduced to 14 days from 6 May) other issues have led to the severe shortage of blood all over the country. On the urgent request of the West Bengal Voluntary Blood Donors Forum, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Jhargram organized a Blood Donation camp on its campus on 30 April 2021 following all Covid related protocols. 71 people including 20 staff of the Ashrama and one monastic member donated blood.