NEW DOVER UMC CAMPAIGN AIMS TO RAISE
$30,000 FOR NEW ICU UNIT AT INDIA HOSPITAL
At the same time Americans are feeling hope that we are finally emerging from the long dark night of the Covid-19 pandemic, the evening newscasts remind us that Covid is still taking a terrible toll in other countries. In India, where 120 people die from Covid every hour, we see pictures of mass cremations in public parking lots and patients dying outside hospitals because of a shortage of beds in Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
New Dover United Methodist Church has launched a campaign to help change this dire situation. Their goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of May to outfit an entire ICU unit at India's most renown charity hospital, the Christian Medical College of Vellore (CMC). Founded 120 years ago, CMC is now a 3,000-bed charitable teaching hospital known for compassionate, cost-effective health care.
In order to handle the recent surge in Covid cases. CMC is looking to double the number of its ICU units. New Dover's fundraising campaign will help them achieve this goal. An ICU unit includes ventilator, patient monitors, defibrillator, ECG machine, oxygen concentrators, infusion pumps, feeding pumps, oxygen cylinders, suction apparatus, and oxygen flowmeter.
Centenary will be participating in this campaign. If you would like to contribute, please send a check to the church office, or drop it in the offering plate at the Sunday service. Make it out to Centenary UMC and write "ICU India" on the memo line.
Bob Carlson, Mission Committee Chair