Care Today Fund’s Covid Response FY 2021-22
In 2021, as the nation continues to battle the monster Covid surge, Care Today Fund, an India Today Group initiative, has provided relief to those in acute need.
Details of providing medical equipment/essentials and care packages so far are the following:
“Earlier we used to serve 250 people in a day but with the support received from Care Today Fund, we are now able to provide oxygen support to at least 500 people in a day” - Mr. Gurpreeet Singh Rummy, Founder, Khalsa Help International
“AajTak Corona Clinic” reached out to 10,817 people with medical support
On 5th June, 2021, Care Today Fund, an initiative of India Today Group, five Innova SUVs were flagged off, each equipped with medicines, an oxygen cylinder as well as testing facilities, to five different locations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. A doctor and a qualified nurse also accompany each of the vehicles. These vehicles have been sent to Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Mau in Uttar Pradesh and Muzaffarpur and Patna in Bihar. Essentially clinics on wheels, they offer medical consultation, medication, rapid testing for the coronavirus and oxygen to those experiencing breathing trouble in places where quality medical service is not always accessible. The mobile medical units have succeeded in filling the critical gap between supply and demand of healthcare in rural India. Beyond free medicines and treatments, the professionals accompanying these mobile clinics also provide hands-on healthcare advice as well as spread awareness. For its current initiative, Care Today Fund has partnered with Doctors for You (DFY), which is a pan-India humanitarian organization with an international presence. So far the five mobile clinics have assisted 10,817 people, dispensing free medicines, medical advice or treatments at their doorstep. The number includes 1,811 individuals who were tested for Covid. With words as well as actions, Care Today Fund is endeavouring to make a difference at the ground level at a time when the country is facing an unprecedented health crisis.