Helptobreathe - CMC Vellore, India COVID-19 crisis

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 The COVID-19 surge in India, which has overwhelmed its healthcare system is a humanitarian crisis. Hospitals across the country are struggling to provide emergency medical assistance, and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore is also preparing for the worst, predicted to be just weeks away – in particular in critical need of new medical equipment, as well as resources for its subsidised COVID care for the more than 34 million people in the region that it serves. The majority of the patients that CMC serves are poor and needy, with their financial difficulties hugely exacerbated further by the pandemic.

CMC has been recently trying to upscale COVID-19 work, adding around 150 beds for COVID-19 every week. However, we need around 1200 beds for COVID-19, and given the scale of the pandemic, CMC wants to do more too. This is going to be a very challenging task, with already close to 700 patients with COVID-19 under its care.

The problem is compounded by lack of sufficient man-power, shortage of life saving equipment (ventilators, monitors, pumps) and short supply of life-saving medications and drugs, and of course oxygen.

This fund-raising supported by Help to Breathe aims to address the patient care needs which is a minimum of INR 7,500 per day for non-ICU care and INR 28,000 per day for ICU care, but this can be higher based on individual patient needs.

Please donate in support of the underprivileged. To help me create more impact and save more lives, we need your support and contribution. Please back our fundraiser so that together we can save lives!

Pledge your support, donate now!

About Christian Medical College, Vellore: The Christian Medical College Vellore, India is a charitable society aiming for excellence and compassion in medical education, services and research, modelling itself on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1900, it is now a 3,000-bed multi-speciality teaching hospital operating on five campuses and serving people from India and the sub-continent. Daily outpatient appointments exceed 8,000. Every day around 50 babies are born, 158 operations and more than 30,000 laboratory tests are performed. CMC aims to promote health and wholeness in individuals and communities with a special concern for the disabled, marginalized and vulnerable. Economically disadvantaged patients are given concessionary or free treatment. Outreach programmes cover urban and rural communities and target families below poverty line. These provide very low cost/free treatment, and access to the tertiary level hospital. Educational fees are nominal. CMC is a national leader in medical research, especially pioneering in neglected areas of medical need.

About Help to Breathe: Help to Breathe consists of a group of people with different set of skills, knowledge, education, experience, and backgrounds. Our mission is to help hospitals in India during this COVID-19 crisis to secure vital medical supplies including oxygen and medical equipment, and save lives! For more information, visit: https://helptobreathe.org/.

How the donations will be delivered to the beneficiary: As academics we have collaborated with CMC. For this campaign supporting Christian Medical College, Vellore, all the donations from India are received by the Christian Medical College a charitable institution in India. UK/EU donations go to Friends of Vellore, a registered UK charity, who are eligible to receive Gift Aid. 100% of the received donations will then be passed on to CMC, Vellore. US Donations are received by Vellore Christian Medical Foundation, a 4 star exceptional charity according to the charity navigator.

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 The COVID-19 surge in India, which has overwhelmed its healthcare system is a humanitarian crisis. Hospitals across the country are struggling to provide emergency medical assistance, and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore is also preparing for the worst, predicted to be just weeks away – in particular in critical need of new medical equipment, as well as resources for its subsidised COVID care for the more than 34 million people in the region that it serves. The majority of the patients that CMC serves are poor and needy, with their financial difficulties hugely exacerbated further by the pandemic.

CMC has been recently trying to upscale COVID-19 work, adding around 150 beds for COVID-19 every week. However, we need around 1200 beds for COVID-19, and given the scale of the pandemic, CMC wants to do more too. This is going to be a very challenging task, with already close to 700 patients with COVID-19 under its care.

The problem is compounded by lack of sufficient man-power, shortage of life saving equipment (ventilators, monitors, pumps) and short supply of life-saving medications and drugs, and of course oxygen.

This fund-raising supported by Help to Breathe aims to address the patient care needs which is a minimum of INR 7,500 per day for non-ICU care and INR 28,000 per day for ICU care, but this can be higher based on individual patient needs.

Please donate in support of the underprivileged. To help me create more impact and save more lives, we need your support and contribution. Please back our fundraiser so that together we can save lives!

Pledge your support, donate now!

About Christian Medical College, Vellore: The Christian Medical College Vellore, India is a charitable society aiming for excellence and compassion in medical education, services and research, modelling itself on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1900, it is now a 3,000-bed multi-speciality teaching hospital operating on five campuses and serving people from India and the sub-continent. Daily outpatient appointments exceed 8,000. Every day around 50 babies are born, 158 operations and more than 30,000 laboratory tests are performed. CMC aims to promote health and wholeness in individuals and communities with a special concern for the disabled, marginalized and vulnerable. Economically disadvantaged patients are given concessionary or free treatment. Outreach programmes cover urban and rural communities and target families below poverty line. These provide very low cost/free treatment, and access to the tertiary level hospital. Educational fees are nominal. CMC is a national leader in medical research, especially pioneering in neglected areas of medical need.

About Help to Breathe: Help to Breathe consists of a group of people with different set of skills, knowledge, education, experience, and backgrounds. Our mission is to help hospitals in India during this COVID-19 crisis to secure vital medical supplies including oxygen and medical equipment, and save lives! For more information, visit: https://helptobreathe.org/.

How the donations will be delivered to the beneficiary: As academics we have collaborated with CMC. For this campaign supporting Christian Medical College, Vellore, all the donations from India are received by the Christian Medical College a charitable institution in India. UK/EU donations go to Friends of Vellore, a registered UK charity, who are eligible to receive Gift Aid. 100% of the received donations will then be passed on to CMC, Vellore. US Donations are received by Vellore Christian Medical Foundation, a 4 star exceptional charity according to the charity navigator.

About The Beneficiary Organisation

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