India Covid-19 Appeal
We have launched an urgent appeal for funds to help Coronavirus
victims in India, with Indian Muslim Federation Newham.
As many of you know, India is currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic with over 2 million confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.). Tens of thousands are suffering from the infection and many thousands have perished. This makes India the third worst impacted country globally, despite having a poor tracking mechanism which means the actual figures will be much higher! The worst affected are the poor and those unable to afford medical bills or self-isolate. Local hospitals are flooded with Covid-19 victims and many are unable to cope or having to turn people away. It’s a horrific situation which is receiving little media attention.
Treatment in India is not universally available with with local charitable hospitals struggling to cope whilst private hospitals are charging nearly RS1 Lakh per day. Charitable hospitals desperately need the right supplies to properly deal with the pandemic and to increase their capability to treat the wave of infections sweeping the country every day.
We have been in discussion with these hospitals and with medical professional and local aid workers. We have established the urgent need for more PPE, better medicine, more ventilators and crucially life-saving oxygen supplies.
We are requesting your Sadaqah and Lillah donations urgently, to help us provide this to them.
Please help and save lives. Its our duty to help the needy and this is your chance to make a difference!