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Hon’ble Lt. Governor reviews preparedness of Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi to assist in containment of COVID-19 outbreak.

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hon’ble Lt. Governor reviews preparedness of Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi to assist in containment of COVID-19 outbreak.

Train and deploy social emergency response volunteers as second line of support to the State Health Department : LG to IRCS, Delhi

LG appreciates philanthropic work of Indian Red Cross Society i.e. community kitchen, IEC, supply of medical essentials to hospitals, etc.

IRCS, Delhi provided 213875 food packets and supplied 950 PPEs, 1.6 lakhs Surgical Masks & 2200 FFP-1 Masks to various hospitals so far.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal today reviewed preparedness of Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi to assist in containment of COVID-19 outbreak through Video Conference with Divisional Commissioner (Vice-Chairman, IRCS, Delhi), Dr. N.V. Kamat, Honorary Secretary and other members of the Managing Body.

At the outset, Hon’ble Lt. Governor directed Indian Red Cross Society, Delhi Branch to continue training and deploy social emergency response volunteers as second line of support to the State Health Department to assist them in containment of COVID-19.

Honorary Secretary, Dr. N.V. Kamat made a detailed presentation regarding various activities taken by IRCS, Delhi Branch to assist State Health Department in containment of COVID-19 outbreak. It was informed that 22 SERV Instructors (Social Emergency Response Volunteers) have been trained who have further trained volunteers in each district. Volunteers have already been deployed for COVID-19 containment activities district wise. Public awareness/IEC activities, distribution of pamphlets, masks, soap, etc. are being continuously done by Social Emergency Response Volunteers.

Hon’ble LG was apprised that IRCS, Delhi Branch is distributing Food Packets to poor/destitute/homeless through its Community Kitchens of Raghubir Nagar (West), Sultanpuri (North-West), Rani Bagh (North-West), Mandawali (West) and Uttam Nagar. With the help of District Administration, IRCS, Delhi has provided 213875 food packets till 14th April, 2020.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor advised to ensure quantity and quality of food items and cleanliness/hygiene of Community Kitchen. He directed that social distancing must be maintained while distributing the Food Packets.   

IRCS, Delhi Branch is supplying medical essentials to various hospitals. The Society has already supplied 740 PPE Kits to LNJP Hospital and 210 PPE Kits to GB Pant Hospital and ordered for 2,000 more PPE Kits.

Apart from the above the Society has also supplied 1 lakh surgical masks to LNJP Hospital, 30,000 to GB Pant Hospital and 30, 000 to BSA Hospital. The Society has also supplied 1500 FFP – 1 Masks to LNJP Hospital and 700 to BSA Hospital.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor appreciated the philanthropic work of Society i.e. community kitchen, Information, Education, Communication (IEC) activities, supply of medical essentials to hospitals, etc. and directed to further continue the same.

 

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