Jamkhed has become one of the hotspots in the state of Maharashtra, which was already recording the highest number of positive cases in the country. There is a great and urgent need to provide healthcare in rural India during this pandemic. Existing hospitals lack basic equipment. Most of the private hospitals have closed their doors to COVID-19 patients, fearing backlash, and the majority of individuals are afraid to seek medical attention fearing violence. It is evident that along with treating COVID-19 patients, spreading information about preventive measures is crucial. With the lockdown in place, rural communities such as the Project Villages are often without access to affordable food, medical care, or daily wages.
By using the basic principles of the Jamkhed Model that include an emphasis on the needs of the poorest of the poor, full community participation and involvement, integration of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, use of appropriate technology, and a multi-sectoral approach to address all issues affecting health, CRHP is working to address the COVID-19 pandemic in rural areas in spite of minimal available resources.
What is CRHP doing?
CRHP's Julia Hospital is now housing COVID-19 patients while the Old Hospital has been converted into quarantine wards for individuals who have been in contact with COVID-19 patients but have not tested positive. All patients are receiving free medical care, food, and sanitation supplies.
Additionally, CRHP is helping 86 extremely poor families who have nothing to eat by providing all necessities including clothes, soap, spices, food staples, and fresh vegetables.
Community centers have been set up in two of our Project Villages to cater to the neediest families. We hope that this program can be replicated and scaled by the government in the future.
Where will my money go?
Here is how CRHP plans to use the COVID-19 donations raised in this campaign:
Patient Support: $181 per patient
Food and Essential Supplies: $65 per family of 5 per month
Seeds and Agricultural Support: $33 per family
Thank you for helping in any way you are able!
- Trena Hawkins
- Inês Febra
- Danielle Weber
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