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FB Live Video Of Ambulance With Baby Goes Viral, People Volunteer To Keep Traffic Clear For 600 Km

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A Kerala-based NGO is perhaps setting the example of the best use of Facebook live videos. Child Protect Team is live-streaming the journey of an ambulance carrying a 15-day-old infant who requires urgent heart surgery, requesting people to keep the road clear of traffic. Many citizens, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has posted the message on his Facebook page urging the public to show cooperation.

15 ദിവസം മാത്രം പ്രായമുള്ള പിഞ്ചു കുഞ്ഞിനെ ഹൃദയ ശസ്ത്രക്രിയക്കായി മംഗലാപുരത്തുനിന്ന് തിരുവനന്തപുരം ശ്രീചിത്ര…

Pinarayi Vijayan ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 16, 2019

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2,00,000 meals served
Emergency funds sent to 350 families, 75000+ meals served, 150+ ration kits and sanitary pads distributed

Ambulance with the license plate number KL 60 J 7739

The ambulance with the license plate number KL 60 J 7739, is travelling from Mangaluru to Thiruvananthapuram, traversing a distance of 600 kilometres across 12 districts. The vehicle, carrying the child of Kasargode couple Saniya and Mitha, started at 11 AM on Tuesday from a Mangaluru hospital where the baby was undergoing treatment. Further treatment would be carried out for free at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram.

Child Protect Team MISSION MANGALORE To THRIVANDRUM

Posted by Child Protect Team Kerala on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

12 districts in 12 hours

The journey from Mangaluru to Thiruvananthapuram takes around 15 hours, which the ambulance operatives are planning to cover in 12 hours to ensure the child’s safety. “At night the journey can be covered in 10 hours, but at daytime, the traffic is more. Still, the Facebook live video has gone so viral that people from all these 12 districts are coming forward to volunteer and keep the roads free of traffic jam,” shares C K Nazar, the founder and national coordinator of Child Protect Team, talking to Efforts For Good. Committee members of the NGO are constantly coordinating with the traffic police and government authorities to ensure smoother transport for the ambulance. The child’s family, as well as the NGO, has received the promise of assistance from Kerala State Government.

#കൊല്ലം #മുതൽ* ലിങ്ക്?? *CPT MISSION MANGALLORE TO TRIVANDRUM* നന്മ*പ്രിയ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളെ ഇന്ന് 16 – 04 -19 രാവിലെ 11…

Child Protect Team Kerala ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 16, 2019

“The ambulance will reach Ernakulam by 5 PM today and would probably reach the destination around 9 PM. The child is being provided with all kinds of emergency medical facilities, including ventilation and constant supervision, inside the ambulance,” informs Nazar.

The child, who needs a heart valve surgery, could not be risked to be airlifted due to breathing troubles and pressure variation. The ambulance started as soon as the doctors at the Mangaluru hospital permitted the transfer.

About Child Protect Team

Child Protect Team has its branches in over 14 cities across India, where they provide emergency transport and ambulance facilities for critically ill children. They also have their presence in UAE and other Gulf countries of the Middle-East.

“We have transferred more than 300 children within Kerala. This is the first time we are doing a Facebook Live video. Previously, we would share constant updates on WhatsApp and Facebook, urging people to spread the word. Thanks to the extensive media coverage this time, we are getting unprecedented cooperation from all levels,” shares Nazar. The video is being viewed by over 3 lakh individuals.

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Goonj Is Working With 1000’s Of Volunteers & Partner NGOs To Provide Covid-19 Relief In 18 States

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With the extension of the lockdown the crisis of migrant labourers and daily wagers has just grown bigger due to uncertainty and fear of future. In the migrant colonies, slums and for people in the villages hunger and desperation is building up day by day. This is high time we step up our efforts to support our people who are in dire need of food and hygiene essentials to survive the pandemic, Covid-19.

After the India-wide lockdown, a lot of jobless migrant workers are stuck in cities with hardly any resources while many started retreating back to their villages. With the loss of livelihoods, a large number of them are now struggling to support their families.

Goonj activated its pan India teams and a pan India network of partner organizations and volunteers in urban and rural India. This network, built over the last two decades, helps them learn from the ground, reach material quickly and review and adapt strategy periodically. Intensifying this network has helped Goonj reach and start work across 17produced states/UT in the last three weeks.
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2,00,000 meals served
Emergency funds sent to 350 families, 75000+ meals served, 150+ ration kits and sanitary pads distributed

Goonj’s focus: 

Majority of the Covid-19 relief work by non profits right now is in the metros and cities but Goonj is the only non profit that is also simultaneously focusing on the people in the villages and the ones stuck on highways or somewhere.

Goonj is targeting daily wagers, migrants and other vulnerable groups, who even traditionally are left out like the disabled, sex workers, LGBTQ community.

“COVID-19 is a crisis, yes…But, it’s also an opportunity for us to build the society anew. Not ‘for’ the people…but, ‘with’ the people. And in the process, we will build ourselves too.” – Anshu Gupta, Founder-Director, Goonj.

Direct Monetary and Material Transfer

Wherever Goonj got the permission to open their centres for packing and disbursement of relief material kits, they are creating a kit consisting of 20-30 kgs material including dry rations, masks, sanitary pads and other hygiene material and reaching them to people, as per needs and as per regulations with all safety precautions. This kit will help a family survive for 30 days.

Information till 10th April 2020:

  • Distributed 15,100 ration kits reaching thousands of people
  • Reached 17,700 families
  • Supporting 12 community kitchen across India with 16,600kgs of ration
  • 77,800 food packets provided to migrant laborers and daily wagers walking on the roads across the country.
  • Provided direct financial support to 32 organisations
  • Made 42,800 cloth face masks
  • 24,900 cloth sanitary napkins produced
  • Produced 1500 litres of organic sanitiser

In Goonj’s processing centers its trained team of women are making cloth face masks and cloth sanitary pads (MY-Pads), keeping all the precautions and with the permission and cooperation of the local authorities.

In this lock-down phase if you are facing any difficulty getting sanitary pads or you are running out of stock, here’s a detailed but very simple process of making Cloth Pads at home created by Goonj. “This is how we make Goonj MY Pads.” This is how our mothers and grandmothers turned their spare cloth into pads.

This disaster, unlike any other, is unprecedented in its scale and impact and that’s why we all must do our bit with Goonj to continue its relief work for millions of people in this still unfolding long-tailed disaster.

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