Huma Qureshi is raising funds for a medical centre in Delhi with Save The Children
As the country grapples with the second wave of the pandemic, the national capital has been severely hit, with a soaring number of cases. On Monday, Delhi recorded 12,651 new cases of COVID-19 and 319 deaths. Citizens are struggling to find hospital beds and access medical equipment and quality healthcare. Amid the crisis, Save The Children, a global non-profit organisation fighting for children’s rights, in partnership with actor Huma Qureshi is working with the South Delhi District Administration to set up an emergency medical facility to help the city breathe again.
Support Delhi’s needy
The initiative is part of Save The Children’s #ProtectAMillion mission to extend help to one million children and their families—who have been affected by the second wave—in fourteen states across the country. In Delhi, the 100-bed medical facility will be backed with two dedicated oxygen plants and experienced medical professionals who will cater to the most vulnerable populations. The project, which requires a sum of Rs2 crore, has already been put into action through an initial donation by Huma Qureshi, her friends and family. Donations are open to anyone who wishes to contribute to the initiative and make a difference.
So far, Rs9,93,940 has been raised. You can be a part of the project by making a minimum donation of Rs5,000, which can fund medical supplies for one patient. All donations will go towards medical equipment like oxygen concentrators and cylinders, stretchers, wheelchairs, thermometers and medicines as well as psychosocial support like counselling and consultations for patients. They also plan to offer tele-consultations and home-care kits to COVID-19 patients dealing with illness at home.