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Urgent COVID-19 Response Donation Appeal for India
EOFY21 Fundraising Campaign
WA Indian Doctors Foundation (WA Indian Doctors Public Ancillary Fund)
In Association with
CINI (Child in Need in India) Australia
Families desperately need practical information and assistance to prevent further spread and devastation from COVID.
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
CINI’s interventions for urgent implementation
This is a specific time-limited 2 month fundraising plan
“COVID Sahayata Kendra (CSK)”
COVID Assistance Centres at CINI’s Unit Offices, aiming for 10.
Cost per Center: $24,300 per month
Staff will be deployed to run dedicated COVID Assistance Centres.
They will disseminate vital public health education, awareness & support, distribute 5000 COVID Wellness Kits and run COVID appropriate behaviour campaigns (through auto-rickshaw, tuktuks) etc. over the next 2 months.
Public Health Education & Awareness raising component of CSK
Cost: $355 per week
An auto rickshaw with amplifiers and a COVID recovered person speaking to persuade people to adopt
preventive measures, visit our CSK centres for further advice and support.
The auto rickshaw are relatively cheap & can navigate the narrow streets in the slums.
COVID-19 PPE Supplies Assistance to CINI – courtesy AMA WA
No set target
The Australian Medical Association of WA (AMA WA) is proudly supporting this urgent fundraising appeal for CINI Australia.
Donations are invited to allow a reasonable supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from AMA Medical Products Division, for all CINI Australia staff members and clients
(including disadvantaged pregnant mothers and their vulnerable families).
These will be of great assistance at the CSK COVID Assistance Centres. This will include a consignment of surgical and N95 masks, hand sanitisers, disposable gloves, and basic monitoring medical equipment that will be shipped across to CINI India.
All donations $2 and above are tax deductible
All donors making donations $150 and above will receive lifetime patron status of the WA Indian Doctors Foundation
All donations will be recognized and positive outcomes presented at the WA Indian Doctors Charity Gala Dinner February 2022 and through other platforms
Interventions may need modifications in consultation with CINI’s units and state governments.
We may have to extend the services to shop for food and medicines for families or provide food packages for women and children for those who can’t pay.
Packages will contain nutritious supplements (eg Nutrimix), soya nuggets, cooking oil etc.
The government will provide free rice and wheat to the poor at least for the next six months
The WA Indian Doctors Foundation (WA Indian Doctors Public Ancillary Fund) is an ACNC endorsed not-for-profit charitable organisation – ABN – 28761564273 with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status with the ATO.