Child in Need Institute Covid Response
Second Surge April 2021 & The Need for Funding
The following correspondence comes from Child in Need Institute, India. They request our support for their interventions for families facing the dire COVID crisis in India. For decades CINI has reached those most in need in Kolkata’s slums and rural villages. Their field workers are trusted in the communities where they work. They are very experienced in mounting effective, emergency responses in times of disaster. After a rapid and thorough assessment of local needs, the team decides on their best response with their resources and skills.
“It is with a sense of sadness and despair we are approaching you, to help us mount the Second Surge COVID 19 relief programme from CINI, exactly a year after the first appeal to which you responded very generously.
CINI will mount a relief programme specifically addressing preventive measures that can still save us from the virus, provide counselling and advice to those who are still healthy, with clear guidelines to those who have come in contact or have symptoms, how to isolate/quarantine at home with telemedicine support or be directed to “safe homes” run by the government, if they don’t have quarantine facilities at home.
Many people needing advice are now crowding the hospitals where the services are already overburdened. CINI is not in a position to start hospitals, provide oxygen etc …We have a dedicated staff, a few who have recovered from COVID and can’t sit around waiting to see people die.”
Dr Samir Chaudhuri, Founder CINI, 24/4/21