Mysuru: Good Samaritans help cope with second wave of Covid | Mysuru News – Times of India

MYSURU: Even as the city struggles to cope with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, bed requirements and deaths, several NGOs and philanthropists are helping affected people and families in numerous ways.
From providing free meals, ration to home isolated families, arranging plasma to hospital bed coordination, they are now working tirelessly to help people. Their service is now winning the hearts of city residents.
Since Friday night, after the weekend curfew was enforced, Rajendra HR and MK Shwetha couple of Akshaya Aahara Foundation are engaged in distributing food to the needy at their food collection centre near KR Hospital and at other parts of the city. Every day they are providing food to around 2,000 persons who can’t pay for the food.
“We are distributing food near hospitals, slums, bus station, railway station etc. Donors are helping us in this task. A woman from Srirampura is preparing food for 25 persons and giving it to us,” says Rajendra.
Tripth Paatr Army, a group of volunteers, is collecting leftover food from individuals and organisations and distributing them to the needy. According to organisation head Pt Vishal Sharma, every day four-five families donate food which is distributed among the destitute. “We started this initiative last year. On the weekends we get more food items to distribute,” he says.
Mysuru pharma forum president Sudheendra A, who is running a pharma company, is helping needy families to secure beds by coordinating with hospitals and doctors. He is also helping Covid-19 patients get remdesivir injections in the district and Bengaluru.
Lets Do It, Mysore an NGO, has arranged an ambulance and a van to the new Covid care centre at Seth Mohandas Tulsidas Maternity Hospital in Lakshmipuram. BS Prashanth of the NGO said they have launched a drive called Be a Hero – Donate Plasma and a dedicated helpline (0821-4001100) to help those who have recovered from Covid to donate plasma.
Many volunteers also help families who are in isolation by home delivering ration and medicines. These collective efforts are helping the city in the fight against Covid-19’s second wave.

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