Here is more information about the Fundraise.
The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has unveiled the poor medical infrastructure, food insecurity, and dependency from outside the State of Manipur. Currently, the biggest concern of communities is the lack of adequate medical infrastructure and testing facilities and the limited capacity of hospitals to provide treatment for COVID-19 patients. The most vulnerable are the indigenous communities residing in the periphery of the State sharing borders with different South-East Asian countries. Poor medical infrastructure coupled with lack of preparedness for the second wave outbreak of Covid-19 has endangered the life of these peripheral communities.
Some of the challenges as we see are the
• Difficult terrain making last-mile access extremely challenging
• Lack of information & emergency medical services due to lack of connectivity & existing services
• Poor public health care systems
• Extreme shortage of Manpower & Health care professionals.
• Shortage of Oxygen Aid equipments
Lack of adequate Oxygen aids (Oxygen cylinders and Oxygen Concentrators) coupled with huge shortage of human resources like Doctors and Nurses has affected the existing treatment and ongoing emergency cases of Covid-19. Especially with the outbreak of the second wave, it has become highly difficult to manage the situation in a remote border district of Kamjong, where RREA is operating.
Kamjong District with a population of 45616 have 9 MBBS doctors which comes to 1 Dr/5068 people. It has additional one dentist and two AYUSH Doctor and More importantly it covers 2000sq km area with difficult landscape and is 120 Kms away from Imphal, the Capital and the Critical Covid Care Centres of the State.
The delivery of the aforementioned project is being done in partnership with the Kamjong District Administration, Local PHCs, Doctors and Community Development Committees. The idea is to collaborate and equip existing Covid Care Centers with the support of District Administration.
The direct handholding of the government machinery can really create meaningful changes and impact for the community people vulnerable to the second outbreak of Covid-19.
Some of the Expected Impact through the Fundraising are
Also Provide dry rations and support to families in distress who are not able to support covid patients in Covid Care Centres.