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Source: Manen Aier (The Morung Express)


WHY HELP NAGALAND?

Since April, India has been battling an upsurge of the second wave of COVID-19 and across the country, hospitals are running out of beds, oxygen supply and medical supplies, experts predict the surge is likely in most states of India’s northeast region. Close proximity and interconnectedness of the states make Nagaland very susceptible to a dangerous second wave.

As the virus spreads into the hilly remote areas of Nagaland, the villages in Nagaland are fighting the pandemic with the current healthcare infrastructure, challenging terrains for transfer of medical supplies, frequent power cuts, limited healthcare workers and inadequate medical supplies.

Amid the alarming positivity trends, and increasing number of cases and deaths, the government has proactively begun to install oxygen plants and procure medical supplies. Despite this, on May 13th, the Directorate of Nagaland Health and Family Welfare department reported that  COVID-19 hospitals in Nagaland are overwhelmed. As of May 16, according to news reports, Dimapur government hospitals, which have  61% of the cases in the states, had run out of oxygen and ICU beds.

Most recently, on May 25th, the Data Development Lab, University of Chicago, projected that Northeast India is likely to be the next Covid hotspot. There is an urgent need to supplement  hospitals and health centres in Nagaland with the necessary medical equipment to treat COVID-19 patients.

The second wave of COVID-19 has hit Nagaland. Most hospitals and COVID-19 care centres are running with only a limited access to medical supplies and COVID-19 related equipments as the wave surges on. Sensing this urgency, ‘Help Nagaland Breathe’ is a campaign to garner relief support towards the public health infrastructure in Nagaland in fighting the pandemic.

OUR OBJECTIVE

Procurement and distribution of COVID-19 Medical supplies in Nagaland.


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HELP NAGALAND BREATHE - COVID-19 Relief Support

Collection Drive in the US for Pulse Oximeters

As part of our Help Nagaland Breathe Campaign, we have started a collection drive for selected equipment in the US. All donations will be packed and transported with the help of India COVID SOS. We will then be transporting the consignment to Nagaland together with the Government of Nagaland.

All donations will be updated on our website. Please do reach out to us any time if you have questions


All donations will be packed and transported with the help of the Seattle Global Shapers and India COVID SOS. We will then be transporting the consignment to Nagaland together with the Government of Nagaland.

Once you have mailed your donations, please notify us at helpnagalandbreathe@gmail.com.

All donations will be updated on our website. Please do reach out to us any time if you have questions