You will be aware of the worsening situation in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Having considered various options to assist in this crisis, an opportunity has been identified at Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana, Punjab. Our contact is a Rotarian with whom the Rotary Club of Hounslow has previously co-operated in a Global Grant Project to purchase equipment for the Burns Unit. We had been in the process of making plans for an eye camp with the same Rotary Club and surgeons based at this hospital, when the pandemic regrettably delayed this. Local contacts all report positively on the Hospital and its attempts to deal with the overwhelming demands placed on it.
The hospital needs ventilators, oxygen concentrators and drugs to assist with Covid cases. Given the immense need, Rotary has identified that limited funds spent on oxygen concentrators and drugs are likely to achieve the maximum benefits. (Ventilators are significantly more expensive, can assist only one patient at any one time and may be surplus to needs once this crisis is over.)
All funds Hounslow Rotary can raise will be sent to an account in Delhi, checked by the Indian Government, and then forwarded to the hospital. If you are able to assist in this humanitarian Project, money may be sent by bank transfer to the Hounslow Rotary Club's Charity account. A Gift Aid form can be provided which can be sent by email for confirmation, to further enhance the help we can provide
The only administration cost will be the small bank charge to transmitting the money to an overseas account . We would therefore like to send the money once only if possible and ASAP. and therefore request that money is received into the Trust Fund account by 12th May.
The Trust Fund account details are as follows:
Name Rotary Club of Hounslow Trust Fund
Sort Code 60-11-18
Account No 26287722
Reference Indian pandemic
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