COVID-19 remains a health emergency and a deadly threat, especially to the most vulnerable. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the global pandemic since it began. MSF doctors and nurses are treating patients and supporting communities across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in collaboration with New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), has initiated a drive to fight against coronavirus outbreak in the country. Join the campaign and help us reach out to the poor and vulnerable who need the urgent support.
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MSF response to COVID-19 in India
Our teams in Patna, Bihar state, eastern India, have converted a sports hall to set up a 100-bed field hospital for mild to moderate COVID-19 patients, to support the Nalanda Medical College hospital. MSF teams are now providing treatment to patients in the field hospital. Community health promotion and education activities are also taking place in the area.
In Mumbai, teams are providing training on screening, triage, IPC measures, and testing. We are also establishing an appropriate referral mechanism for presumptive cases for treatment and isolation in 28 informal settlements in the city. MSF is supporting an existing fever clinic and scaling up capacity to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in an MoH-run hospital. Our teams are also carrying out health promotion, mask and soap distribution, and WASH activities in hotspots in the city’s M-east ward district.
We have opened a 24/7 mental health phone hotline in English, Hindi and Tamil, with five counsellors, who have been recruited and trained by MSF.
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Money raised will be used for
The purchase and supply of essential technical medical equipment, such as oxygen concentrators
Personal Protective Equipment
Acquiring effective personal protective equipment (PPE) sets for MSF medics and staff
Improving toilets and other sanitation facilities shared among communities most affected by COVID-19
Distributing hygiene kits of reusable face masks and soaps to vulnerable groups
Prevent the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable communities through health education