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Aid, Health and Support

COVID Response is active again. India’s deadly second wave of coronavirus has triggered an urgent call to action.

EXACTLY a year to the date that we at Smile always Foundation set up our Covid Response to provide relief to the humanitarian crisis that unfolded when the pandemic first began, we are reopening the Fund and relaunching our Covid missions.

Sadly, our work in bringing relief to communities during the coronavirus crisis is not done, as cases and hospitalizations continue to soar in a devastating second wave of Covid-19. 

But this time round, it is the runaway disease that is causing the primary distress, rather than the measures to control it – like the socio-economic emergency the lockdown triggered 12 months ago. We have launched COVID Response– 2 to bring our collective humanity together and raise funds for the most pressing needs caused by the current situation.

Cries for help
With the memory of last year’s shortages in the health infrastructure still fresh in people’s minds – and Covid cases nearly three times the peak of the first wave – we have received cries for help from many we had supported, including charitable hospitals, healthcare NGOs and other nonprofits giving humanitarian aid. 

Grim statistics such as one person dying of Covid-19 complications every minute are heart wrenching. This has propelled us into launching a mission to support an overwhelmed health infrastructure where patients are scrambling for beds, oxygen and recommended medicines to treat coronavirus infection. And, health workers themselves are severely affected trying to not only deal with a deluge of patients but also to protect themselves and their families from falling sick.

With this mission we will be raising funds for healthcare NGOs to collaborate with state government to quickly put up Covid care centres in Hyderabad and other badly affected areas and fill some gaps in oxygen supply in hospitals. And for PPE kits, N-95 masks and sanitisers for our exhausted healthcare heroes.

Widespread hunger
As part of India Covid Response we have also reactivated our mission to provide meals and ration kits to communities who are struggling to make ends meet. A recent report by think tank using World Bank data suggests that poverty in India has doubled thanks to the economy slumping into a deep recession after the first wave of the pandemic.

With the current crisis creating fear and uncertainty among this vulnerable population, whose earning has been irregular over the last year, NGOs are now reporting widespread hunger and the need to feed families and stop the calamitous consequences of malnutrition among both children and adults.

Help patients breathe as they battle COVID - Donate to boost oxygen supply.

Provide oxygen to help India breathe again

At the onset of the pandemic last year, when hospitals were facing a dire need for protective gear and equipment, we at Smile always had responded in record time to stand strong beside our saviours, our healthcare heroes.
The record increase of COVID positive patients and fatalities per day, lack of life-saving equipment like oxygen cylinders and concentrators is crippling our healthcare infrastructure.

Oxygen supply - the need of the hour

The image of many patient families crying and crowding outside hospitals desperate to get urgent medical help for their kith and kin is etched in our memories. Thousands have lost their loved ones to this growing crisis. There is a critical and immediate need for oxygen in hospitals and COVID Care Centres that our NGOs across the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pardesh have been registering with us. In response to this, we are relaunching our health mission to support critical patients by:

Providing oxygen:

  • By providing oxygen concentrators which use oxygen from the air and convert it to medical grade oxygen. A patient in need of a concentrator needs to be on it for 5-7 days. One oxygen concentrator costs in the range of ₹55,000 - ₹60,000.
  • By providing oxygen cylinders that help a person in need of oxygen support for 5-7 days. The B-type (1,500L) oxygen cylinder costs ₹15,000 while the D-type (6,000L) costs ₹25,000.

Providing Home Prevention Care Kit:

  • By providing Home Prevention Care Kit, we need to start putting the COVID-19 diagnosed data a weekly distribution plan in place. Only presently diagnosed COVID-19 patients from low income families are eligible for the same. One Home Prevention Care Kit costs in the range of ₹1,500 - ₹2,000.

Join the mission to support critical COVID patients, charitable hospitals and COVID Care Centres. Your contribution will help them fight COVID safely and more effectively.

Process

Smile always will partner with Municipal Corporations, State Health Ministry, hospitals and doctors and key NGO networks, who have been authorized to supply equipment to charitable hospitals and COVID Care Centres.
Smile always will share regular updates of disbursements and impact in the On Ground

Join us to support the vulnerable

So as we start COVID Response – 2 with support from a Steering Committee and 7-member Board to provide complete transparency, we are looking at you to come forward and donate or join this giving collective.

Last year with generous participation from individual donors, philanthropic foundations and corporate houses identical, we served thousands of Indians in their hour of need. Let’s come together again to fight the second wave of this deadly virus, flatten and curve and help our fellow citizens through this difficult time.

Organisations who would like to contribute or join COVID Response – 2 can get in touch here. You can also donate to the Health Mission or the Food Mission.

Stay masked, stay home and stay safe.

Hygiene Kits Distribution

A major Fire accident took place in Sai Nagar, Nagole Area L B Nagar in Hyderabad About 600 huts gutted leaving more than 3500 people homeless. 

Rains lash Hyderabad, 9 killed
The people in Sai Nagar, Nagole Area who are under temporary shelters had a tough time with in the span of 4 months added to their owes they stuck in floods and their temporary houses were completely flooded due to the heavy rain on Friday night. About 645 poor and drown trodden families were living in this area as water gushed into their houses. They lost all their belongings and they are living in pathetic condition and misery. The water inundation will bring on communicable diseases and epidemics. There are 50 schools going children in this colony and they are not attending to their Schools due to these floods.
Hygiene Kits Distribution Program:
We have Distributed 350 Hygiene Kits to Flood Victims families in Sai Nagar, Nagole, Hyderabad.

The Disability Services

Individuals with physical & mental disabilities often struggle for visibility & a voice within their communities.

Smile always Foundation’s endeavour is to make a positive contribution in their lives by gifting them a wheelchair.  

Smile always Foundation is a non-profit supplier of appropriate wheelchairs and other mobility products for people with disabilities, working through a network of service partners all over India. 

The wheel chairs are custom made to meet the specific individual need of the people. Currently, the identified disability people and distributed 100 wheelchairs/Tri-cycles.