Pratham is a cutting-edge learning organisation that aims to boost India’s educational standards.
Pratham was established in 1995 to provide education to children in Mumbai’s slums. Since then, it has expanded its scope and scale, with services now reaching children and youth all over the world. Your tax-deductible donation to Pratham would help communities affected by India’s COVID-19 crisis receive urgent humanitarian assistance. As many people as possible are receiving oxygen concentrators, rapid checks, vaccinations, personal protective equipment, and other immediate assistance. We will help with relief and recovery efforts with your help, and we will all work together to recover from this crisis.
Many countries have donated medical supplies, medications, oxygen concentrators, and ventilators in the last ten days. However, concerns have been raised as to why the supply of life-saving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators, and ventilators was not initiated when hundreds of patients died due to an oxygen shortage throughout the world. According to the Health Ministry, a cell was established under the supervision of the additional secretary of the health department to streamline the distribution of international relief material such as grants, assistance, and donations and to organise the receipt and allocation of these items. On April 26, this cell became operational.
The Health Ministry said in a statement that the allocations are made with an eye toward equal distribution and the burden on tertiary health care facilities. Initially, the states were covered by the AIIMS and other central institutions, which are located in areas with a heavy critical care patient load and a high need. The assistance was also used to supplement Central government hospitals, including DRDO facilities, in and around Delhi and the NCR area.
Pratham USA, which works in thousands of Indian schools through its Indian-based charity, has launched the Pratham Covid Relief Fund (PCRF), which is asking for donations to help the country deal with “one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises.” The PCRF’s mission is to provide critical supplies and services to communities affected by the pandemic’s second wave. The Vijay and Marie Goradia Charitable Foundation will match your donation dollar for dollar, according to Pratham’s donation page. Pratham points to its experience of successfully mobilising capital and people across India as one of India’s leading education NGOs, with operations in 21 states and 10,000 communities.
“The COVID crisis in India is tragic, and it could have far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world. The battle against this pandemic is a global one, and we must all play a role in combating the outbreak and saving lives “Jennifer Wexton, a member of Congress, said in a tweet.
Pratham’s strategy entails the following:
Obtaining and supplying oxygen concentrators, quick tests, vaccinations, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to Indian hospitals and treatment centres.
Investigating the possibility of converting Pratham technical training centres and district offices into Covid treatment centres.
Coordinating field response teams to assist in the distribution of supplies and ensuring the correct transmission of information in regional languages is appropriate and timely.