As Tamil Nadu battles the unrelenting Covid 19, the united alliance of multiple powerful Jain organisations have come together to help in the fight against Coronavirus that is claiming many lives each day.
30 dispensaries a unique 30-bus mobile hospital in the presence of Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan and GCC Commissioner Mr Prakash implemented to Omandurar Government Hospital. Pramod Choraria is the man behind this novel initiative.
Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) JITO Chennai Chapter (JITO), Chalo Sankeshwar, Jain Mitr, Rajasthan Cosmo Club, Rajasthan Cosmo Club Diva and RYA Cosmo Foundation (herein after referred as BJCRRR) are award-winning social organizations engaged in activities of empowerment of weaker sections of society, health promotion, women’s rights and child protection initiatives. Also these organisations collectively are involved in various Disaster Management and Social Welfare programmes to come to the rescue and rehabilitation of those in need.
As part of their Coronavirus initiatives BJCRRR along with its partner organizations launched the “Mobile dispensary SEVA”. And as on 11th July, around 10000 corona suspected patients were referred to the relevant authorities in Maharashtra.
BJCRRR has overcome the challenges and gained experience of working in Mumbai, Pune and other districts of Maharashtra. Now BJCRRR is launching a focussed and concerted drive in strategically identified hotspot areas of Chennai & suburbs.
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and BJCRRR have associated to heighten the efforts in the hotspot areas and set up mobile dispensaries in these localities to conduct health check-ups. BJCRRR agreed to partner with GCC through mobile dispensaries to contain COVID in the identified localities by way of health check-ups and testing of Symptomatic cases.
Following the detailed consultations among the senior officials, GCC and BJCRRR together designed “Mission Zero” program to contain the COVID in the identified hot spot locations.
Project Objectives :
1. To reduce the spike in COVID 19 cases through early detection of suspects and high risk patients.
2. To increase community awareness on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 disease in
order to reduce risk and fear.
3. BJCRRR will take all the necessary measures to ensure health check-ups of Hotspot residents
with the help of mobile dispensaries.
4. BJCRRR, at its own cost will mobilise the required resources for the execution of the project that
includes vehicles for Mobile Dispensaries, Doctors, Nurses, medicines, equipment’s, PPE kits. GCC assures and support BJCRRR in overcoming field level challenges during the implementation of the project. For example, in case of non-availability of Doctors in the given locality, GCC will provide the Doctors.
5. BJCRRR will design and develop community awareness materials in English and Tamil language on COVID 19 to educate people on their responsibilities and precautions to be taken to avoid potential risks and community spread such as washing hands regularly, wearing masks, social distancing, Hygiene, Physical exercises, Diet practices, how to take care of elderly co-morbid people having other ailments and low immunity etc.
6. Conduct structured community awareness programs wherever possible.
7. BJCRRR will provide 1000 Rapid testing kits to GCC for on the spot testing of patients as decided
Our aim is to reduce the risk of COVID19 among people of Chennai and eradicate this with early detection, testing, isolation and Treatment.
Narendar Srisrimal, Khimraj Sakariya, Anil Jain, Pramod Chordia, Narendar Sakariya, Abhaya srisrimal, Raju Lunawat, Ajeet Chordia, Arun jain, Paras jain, Suresh Mutha, Jaswant Munot participated in this social initiative.