A severe second wave of coronavirus infections has swept over India, setting global records for new infections each day over recent days. Globally, nearly 1 in every 3 cases of COVID-19 recorded daily is now in India. In April, India’s outbreak saw record numbers of cases overwhelming hospitals and oxygen supplies. In May, more than 3,500 deaths a day are now being reported with a record day exceeding 4,500. New infections of COVID-19 in India surpassed 400,000 on peak days and are now running just below 300,000 per day. Even as the infection rate declines somewhat in cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi, it is accelerating in vast rural areas where health care access is often very limited. The challenges to the health system have been complicated by the deaths of at least 1,000 doctors and many more health care personnel from COVID-19. The staggering second wave came on quickly and has also brought offers of support from other countries, including the U.S., to increase the vaccine supply.
Americares India, which has supported over 100 health care facilities in 14 states throughout the pandemic, is responding to the latest surge of COVID-19 infections by:
Providing health facilities with life-saving equipment – Americares is helping health facilities manage the increased case load of COVID-19 patients and save lives by supporting their clinical capacity to treat patients. We are providing facilities with essential equipment and supplies, including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters, thermometers and other critical items. To date, Americares has provided 4,600 pieces of medical equipment to health facilities throughout India treating COVID patients. Americares is donating more than 1100 oxygen concentrators and more than 70 ventilators to public hospitals across multiple states along with pulse oximeters, vital sign monitors and other essential medical equipment
Protecting Health Workers – Americares is providing essential PPE and infection-prevention supplies for frontline health workers – delivering over 7.6 million supplies to date, including gloves, masks and face shields, and most recently providing 1 million protective supplies, including N95 masks, 3-ply masks and sanitizers, to dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi.
Providing telehealth consultations and medicine delivery, including prescription refills, for mobile health center patients in Mumbai, Chhattisgarh and Bihar to ensure continuity of care. In-person consultations continue in Tamil Nadu. Each telehealth session includes education in COVID-19 prevention and the importance of vaccination.
Community Education – Americares has reached more than 60,000 community members—largely families living in poverty and parents of school children—with education on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Also COVID education, including safety practices and vaccine information, for more than 5,000 children and families in the School Health Program.
Learn more about Americares response to the Global Pandemic.
|Silvasa Hospital||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Silvasa|
|Baba Shaeb Ambedkar Hospital Delhi||Delhi||Delhi|
|Deep Chand Bandu Hospital Delhi||Delhi||Delhi|
|Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Delhi||Delhi||Delhi|
|LNJP Govt Hospital Delhi||Delhi||Delhi|
|Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital Delhi||Delhi||Delhi|
|South Goa District Hospital||Goa||Margoa|
|CHC Pataudi, Gurgaon||Haryana||Gurgaon|
|Civil Hospital Sector-10, Gurgaon||Haryana||Gurgaon|
|Sub District Hospital Sohna, Gurgaon||Haryana||Gurgaon|