An Urgent Appeal to Help HOPE Combat COVID-19

India recently surpassed Brazil to become the world’s second worst-hit country in the COVID-19 pandemic. A second wave of infection is currently sweeping through the country and is considerably more infectious, and deadly, than the first. It is getting worse day by day.

The government hospitals in Kolkata cannot cope with the new surge of cases and HOPE Hospital has now reopened it’s 10 bed COVID ward and converted 2 other wards to COVID wards. Right now we have 53 beds for COVID patients – all those beds are full.

We need your support more than ever, so that we can continue our mission to serve the most underprivileged people in our society.

Thank you so much, your support is saving lives.

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE GROUND IN KOLKATA

    We have been completely overwhelmed by the staggering generosity of the Irish people in the past few weeks. As a result of such a huge outpouring we now have enough funds for equipment and PPE but we are still raising funds for the ongoing running costs for the hospital, as we expect to be treating COVID patients for some time to come.

    The incredible outpouring of kindness arising from our appeal means we can now extend our emergency response to feeding those affected by the COVID crisis in the street and slum communities. Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs. In addition to food packs, the people in these communities will also receive medical support from HOPE hospital and our night-watch ambulances. This extra work will start this week.

    In 2020 nobody at HOPE thought that we would end up fundraising for oxygen cylinders, medical equipment, turning our hospital into a COVID hospital, having to feed thousands of hungry families of daily labourers (again in 2021), but amazingly with your help, together, WE HAVE. The incredible HOPE staff on the ground in India diverted their work to help wherever the needs became greatest.

    To all our donors, new and longstanding, please be assured, that even in the face of such emergency right now, we are not forgetting our vital pre-COVID work with the children and their communities in the streets and slums, the children in our protection homes, our child sponsorship and much more. These communities have been decimated by COVID and they still need us, now more than ever.

    When this is over, sad to say, there will be very few families in Kolkata who will not have suffered a loss. We will continue to fundraise and fight for everyone affected by this horrendous pandemic and ongoing crisis. Every donation from all of you will be used to help in this situation in whatever ways we can.

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    Donate to running costs of COVID wards

    From: 5.00

    To help combat the hospital bed crisis in Kolkata HOPE Hospital is now running 3 COVID wards with 53 beds and a diagnostic room for testing. We have also opened 15 bed Satellite Health Facility for patients who do not require critical care. If you would like to make a donation towards the running costs of the new wards we would be enormously grateful.

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    Donate to Food Appeal

    From: 5.00

    Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. With your help in March 2020 we managed to feed many thousands of families living on the streets and in the slums. With your help again, we urgently need to reach these families once more.

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    €25, €50, €100, €250, €500, €1000, Another Amount

    PPE Kit for Hospital Staff

    5.00

    Our funding requirements for PEE have been met for now, thanks to your extraordinary generosity.

    Personal Protective Equipment is vital in protecting medical and paramedical staff working on the frontline who are exposed to the virus on a regular basis. If healthcare workers become sick then the healthcare capacity is reduced, making it more difficult to flatten the curve.

    The PPE kit contains: gown, face guard, mask, gloves, shoe cover, head cover.

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    Surgical Masks & Gloves (30 pack)

    10.00

    Our funding requirements for masks and gloves have been met for now, thanks to your extraordinary generosity.

    Our medical staff at HOPE hospital need to change their surgical masks and gloves regularly. We require 1,000 of each to treat 100 patients.

    Your contribution will to be used to purchase: 30 surgical face masks and 30 pairs of disposable gloves.

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    Hand Sanitiser – 5 Ltr

    14.00

    Our funding requirements for hand sanitiser have been met for now, thanks to your extraordinary generosity.

    For every 100 COVID patients treated our medical staff at HOPE Hospital will need approximately 250 litres of hand sanitiser.

    Your contribution will to be used to purchase: A 5 litre container of liquid hand sanitiser

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    Food & Nutrition for 1 Patient

    30.00

    Our funding requirements for food for patients have been met for now, thanks to your extraordinary generosity.

    Provide for all the nutritional requirements of a patient in the COVID ward for the duration of their treatment.

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    Oxygen Cylinder

    110.00

    Our funding requirements for oxygen have been met for now, thanks to your extraordinary generosity.

    COVID infected and damaged lungs are less effective at allowing oxygen to pass from the environment to the bloodstream. The main reason for being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is to receive supplemental oxygen, to increase the amount of oxygen in the lungs and blood.

    We have secured a reliable source of oxygen to ensure that we always have enough supply for a week.

    Your contribution will to be used to purchase: An oxygen cylinder

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    Donate to cost of 8 Ventilators

    The ventilators are now fully funded. Thank you so much for your amazing support.

    HOPE Hospital urgently requires 8 ventilators for its new COVID wards, at a cost of €146,000. If you would like to make a donation towards the costs we would be enormously grateful.

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    €25, €50, €100, €250, €500, €1000, Another Amount

    Air Conditioning Unit for New Ward

    580.00

    The air conditioning units are now fully funded. Thank you so much for your amazing support.

    We require a total of 10 air conditioning units for the new COVID ward.

    Your contribution will to be used to purchase: An air conditioning unit

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    Cardiac Monitor for New Ward

    785.00

    The cardiac monitors are now fully funded. Thank you so much for your amazing support.

    We require a total of 30 cardiac monitors for the new COVID wards.

    Your contribution will to be used to purchase: A cardiac monitor

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