Breathe Tamil Nadu Initiative to supply oxygen concentrators to districts
As a part of this initiative, 10 oxygen concentrators have been supplied to Tiruvannamalai district
A gaggle of NGOs, volunteers, entrepreneurs and well being professionals have come ahead to begin the ‘Breathe Tamil Nadu Initiative’ of the Covid-India Campaign and supply oxygen concentrators to rural areas in districts in dire want of them.
As a part of this initiative, 10 oxygen concentrators have been supplied to Tiruvannamalai district and within the coming days, they are going to be given to COVID-19 Care Centres (CCC) and Primary Health Centres (PHC) in Ranipet, Kancheepuram and Erode. “In Tiruvannamalai we have provided four to the CCC in Cheyyar, three each for PHCs in Thellar and Karapattu in the district,” mentioned Ravin Carr, who leads the Breathe Tamil Nadu Initiative.
The centres can use the gear for 2 months after which they’ve to be returned. “We identify regions where the case load is high and where oxygen supply is inadequate. We work with the Health Department and district administrations to identify specific PHCs and CCCs where there are none or insufficient oxygen beds,” he added.
The particulars obtained from the Health Department and district administration are evaluated by a workforce from the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI). “The AHPI then contacts their network hospitals in the respective district and training is provided to the PHC and CCC staff on safe and efficient usage of the equipment and on protocols that will help the staff manage patients with low oxygen levels,” added Mr. Ravin.
Sangeeta Isvaran, founding father of Katradi, an NGO working within the space of non-formal training, which is a part of the initiative, mentioned that they’re concerned within the floor work. “We coordinate with district administration and local population and identify CCCs and PHCs that need oxygen support. We also check if the centres require anything else,” she mentioned.
Ajitha, deputy director of well being companies, Tiruvannamalai, mentioned that personal organisations serving to the federal government throughout such important instances was a welcome transfer.