Thursday 06, May 2021, Delhi (India)
Looking at the fatalities going unnumbered and escalating Covid-19 cases reaching up to 26,000-27,000 in Delhi, many communities are rallying down the city's road to fight against the deadliest. Check out the volunteer groups coming forefront for providing helpline services in Delhi.
The capital is facing a shortage of oxygen supplies, ambulances, ventilators, and medicines. But, there come the volunteer groups, NGOs, and communities, helping out the people and winning hearts in times of difficulty. Check out the helpline services that are helping the handless in its best possible manner.
Oxygen Availability- The life-supporting gas system that has shaken the people of Delhi has come up with a ray of hope at some places.
1. Laxmibai College- As per the ETV Bharat, Sewa Bharti, the service wing of RSS, opened a Covid care center at Laxmibai College in Ashok Vihar, Phase II, New Delhi. The center is equipped with 100 beds, oxygen cylinders, and canteen facilities but without an ICU facility.
Contact information as per the official website of the Laxmibai College. Email- @firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact number- 011-27304076
2. Hemkunt Foundation- A Gurugram-based NGO, Hemkunt Foundation comes up with its 'drive thru' scheme, under which people can use oxygen at the NGO office for free as per 'The Hindu.' People from NCR, Ghaziabad, and Palwal have so far availed of this facility. According to Mr. Jitendar Pal Singh, Director, Hemkund Foundation, the oxygen cylinders are provided against the returnable security amount of ₹ 10,000.
Information as mentioned on the official website of the foundation:
Contact number- +91 9990691313, CSR (+91 8700013641-WhatsApp only)
3. Langar Seva- When the crisis became worst in the capital of the nation, Gurudwaras have arranged the 'Langar Sewa' or 'Oxygen Langar' to provide free of cost oxygen supplies as the report of Aljazeera. As per the latest news by The New Indian Express, Gurudwaras at Fateh Diwas Park opposite Pacific Mall at Tagore Garden, GK-1 Gurdwara, Rajouri Garden gurdwara, and Kirti Nagar are providing the services.
4. Asma Esa Foundation- As per the news of The Hindustan Times, Delhi-based Asma Esa Foundation is providing free of cost oxygen cylinders to the patients.
Contact information as per the Facebook post by Asma Esa Foundation:
Contact numbers by the areas-
New Friends Colony- 7292072776
Okhla- 9891541476, 9811656382, 9873112797
5. Gurdwara Damdama Sahib- A recent addition to the list of services, this Gurdwara is in Nizamuddin.
Contact Information- Gurudwara Damdama Sahib
Near Nizamuddin Railway Station- 011-24353212
Ambulance/ Cab Service- As the second wave gets more and more disastrous, official ambulance services could not meet the official demand of patients to make them reach the hospitals. But, people harnessed their hands together in providing ambulance or cab services for the patients.
1. Prakriti E Mobility- A private group collaborated with Delhi Government to provide cabs services for covid patients to reach out to the hospital for treatment as per the information by India Today. It provides 24-hours a day pick and drop facility to covid infectants. 'The cabs are called Evera' and are sanitized after every pick or drop. It can be booked through 'Jeevan Seva App', mentions Economic Times.
Contact information as mentioned on the official website of Prakriti E Mobility:
Contact number- 011-49540005/06
Food Supply- Food is essential for livelihood. But for Covid patients, it becomes a scarcity as no one comes forward to help them. Few groups hand-in-hand are trying to provide the meals for those who cannot arrange for themselves.
1. DSGMC- Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee is providing free of cost meals to the Covid patients quarantined at home. Cooked meals are served to 4000 patients who are quarantined at home.
Contact information as mentioned on the official website of DGSMC:
Contact number- 011- 23712580-81-82, 011-23737328-29
2. Youth Welfare Association- Owned by a 31-year-old, Raghav Pal Mandal and his 36 volunteers are providing free food to Covid patients in South Delhi. They are feeding nearly 200 people with home-cooked food a daily quoted the New Indian Express.
Contact information as mentioned on the Facebook page of YWA:
Contact- Raghav Pal- 9810377022, Siddhartha Gupta- 9873393509,
Karan Banka- 9650244144, Yogesh Narang- 9818472801
3. Bhojan- Featured in the article of Vogue, Bhojan is a food-tech startup providing all vegetarian meals along with no-onion and garlic food at reasonable prices for Covid patients. There are different plans like for seven-day, 14-day, or monthly plans, along with combo meals and thalis.
Contact/ Whatsapp- 09311419770
We urge everyone to stay indoors and safe and give a helping hand to all those in need.