Plan to set up bank of 1000 oxygen cylinders with a network of at least one volunteer in each district of Bihar
As the state is plagued by coronavirus, Bihar Foundation, a Bihar Government initiative recently set up a COVID-19 call center in collaboration with NirogStreet, an Ayurveda healthcare organisation.
Citizens residing in Bihar can call at 9020774400 for queries related to COVID-19, which will be answered by a team of doctors. The call center will also reportedly provide information and guidelines issued by the Health Department, Bihar related to COVID-19, as well as oxygen cylinders, which will be made available through a network of volunteers working for Bihar Foundation.
As per a release, Bihar Foundation at present has a total strength of 267 oxygen cylinders to help support COVID-19 patients, of which 63 are currently engaged by a team of 16 volunteers working in 15 districts of Bihar. They are planning to set up an oxygen bank of 1000 cylinders with a network of at least one volunteer in each district of Bihar.
Speaking about the initiative Ram N Kumar, Founder, NirogStreet said, “To strengthen the fight against COVID-19 in the country all possible efforts need to be done. People are still finding it difficult to access authentic medical guidance and assistance in time of need. This call center has been set up in order to provide more assistance to the people of Oxygen cylinders for patients in need. While work is being done towards treatment of the disease, it is important for people to take care of their immunity through proper diet and Ayurvedic remedies. In the hope to overcome this crisis we are putting in all efforts to fight with this pandemic on all fronts.”
The call center is an extension of the present mission of providing COVID-19 relief support to the financially weaker sections of people in Bihar. This is done purely with the active support of volunteers working throughout the state. Only the resources gathered from reputed organisation and donation pooled from individuals and/or institutions are engaged for this relief programme. Their areas of work include spreading information on prevention, detection, general guidelines issued by the health department via social media and promotional creatives/videos, tele medicine , distribution of oxygen cylinders and raising funds for medicines and equipment.