Health / Covid-19
COVID-19 VACCINATION DRIVE
Since most of slum populations live below the poverty line, education about the Government awareness programs and partnering with the local hospitals for free vaccination drive will help arrest the spread of Covid-19 in most vulnerable communities in Mumbai. Most of those residing in slums are prone to various diseases due to unhygienic surroundings and hence providing these exposed families with free food, medical & hygiene supplies will provide them a much-needed defence from Covid-19 and other harmful epidemics.
- Covid-19 vaccination drive & vaccine awareness program among slum communities
- Monthly distribution of hygiene kits to eliminate Covid-19 in most vulnerable communities
- Educating people about hygiene maintenance, quarantine & regular use of masks
- Food, medical and hygiene supplies provided to daily wage workers
Community Outreach Programme (CORP), a local NGO registered since 1977, works to support vulnerable women and at-risk children living in Mumbai's slums. The organization, which started with just one center in Dharavi, currently works in 13 slum communities, with a total of 20 centers and over 70 staff members. Both CORP and Tecnimont Private Ltd have partnered for the "Women’s Empowerment - Tecnimont Programme". It will undertake women’s empowerment projects, create appropriate awareness and response-training regarding Covid-19, and also drive the vaccination program in 2021-22.
COVID-19 OXYGEN EMERGENCY
Tecnimont Private Limited has joined hands with the NGO Smile Foundation and local hospitals to address the Covid-19 related problems across several cities in the country. TCMPL funded the initiative to ensure the distribution of Oxygen concentrators for supporting Covid-19 care centers in Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dumad - Baroda (Gujarat), Bhatinda (Punjab) and Paradip in Odisha.
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dumad - Baroda (Gujarat), Bhatinda (Punjab) and Paradip (Odisha)
- Deliver oxygen concentrators in the most Covid-19 affected cities like Mumbai, Dumad- Baroda, Paradip and Bhatinda in India to help cope with the oxygen shortages amidst pandemic
- Assisting in setting up of oxygen concentrators in hospitals and Covid-19 care centres in relevant cities in India
Smile Foundation is an NGO in India directly benefiting over 15,000,000 children and their families every year, through more than 400 live welfare projects on education for poor children, healthcare, livelihood and women’s empowerment, in over 2,000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families, and the community.
ST. ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Dumad - Baroda (Gujarat), Bhatinda (Punjab) and Paradip in Odisha
Provide oxygen concentrators and oxygen supply
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, located on J. Mehta Road, Malabar Hill (Mumbai), is a 100-bed hospital that provides facilities in critical care, medicine, surgery, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Cardiology and Dermatology, etc. among others. In the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital has converted part of the hospital into a Covid-19 center in order to assist patients admitted with the disease. With the help of partners such as Tecnimont Private Ltd and Smile Foundation, the hospital has managed critical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators to name a few.
The hospital has earmarked beds with oxygen concentrators and other critical supplies for Covid-19patients in need of these services
Provide oxygen cylinders and oxygen supply
Terna Hospital is a 400-bed hospital located at Nerul in Navi Mumbai. The hospital is run by Terna Public Charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act. It has set aside 100 beds for Covid-19 and has expanded ICU to 24 beds. The hospital has also set up Covid-19 care center with an oxygen facility for 25 beds at Osmanabad. With the help of an NGO and Tecnimont Private Ltd, the hospital will procure jumbo oxygen cylinders that will take care of oxygen consumption of the patients.