Share hope in this
time of crisis
India and Nepal are responding to a devastating second wave of coronavirus. Infection rates are higher than ever, the pressure on healthcare systems is higher than ever, and, sadly, the number of fatalities is also at a record level.
Frontline healthcare workers have sent urgent calls for help. Will you share hope in this time of crisis?
A doctor’s cries for help
Dr Prabhu’s own words from Duncan Hospital in Bihar, north India:
“Many are dying in the hundreds and thousands, and I have seen it in person.
We are in a terrible state. I'm inundated with people asking for beds and saddened to have to turn them away. I just hope and pray that this calamity ends soon. Do keep us in your prayers. Most of us are mentally and physically drained.”
This is a crisis. Duncan Hospital staff are already responding, doing what they can with the resources that are available to them.
Fighting for breath in Bihar
Dr Prabhu is making a specific and urgent plea for oxygen supplies for patients who are fighting for breath:
“People still come in large numbers, and we have over 30 patients on Oxygen, some even requiring about 15litres/ min. There is immense pressure on our oxygen-producing plant. It wasn’t built to produce so much Oxygen at such a continuous rate. We stop the plant for 2 hours every day to let it cool down. We are really concerned that the O2 plant may stop altogether. We can’t risk managing with this alone, we’ve stepped out in faith to begin installing a new plant, but we urgently need your support to make this happen.”
Please share hope in this time of crisis by providing vital oxygen supplies for patients at Duncan Hospital. Your emergency gift of £50 will help purchase new oxygen concentrators; 6 gifts of £10,000 will secure the oxygen supply at the hospital.
Nepal’s COVID Crisis
Across the border in Nepal, the same tragic crisis is unfolding. Dr Russell writes from Green Pastures Hospital, Pokhara:
“With rapidly escalating cases, hospitals here have very little bed capacity and are refusing admissions. It will be increasingly difficult to transfer our disabled or leprosy patients as needed to designated COVID hospitals. Meantime, we continue normal services as much as possible during a lockdown amidst the increased risks and challenges. We are trying to fast-track having our new Palliative Care building operational and ready for the impending crisis.”
Please share hope in this time of crisis and ensure Green Pastures Hospital can continue to care for all patients during lockdown. Your urgent gift will help them prepare for the growing number of COVID-19 cases by providing vital PPE and other equipment. £15 keeps a clinical worker safe with a protective suit.
A lifeline in lockdown
In both India and Nepal, communities are in lockdown. While vital in stopping the spread of coronavirus, lockdown is a painful experience for those living in poverty. Without daily work, there is no food to put on the table.
Please share hope in this time of crisis to provide an emergency lifeline to families locked down in hunger. Your urgent gift will provide emergency food and household supplies to those who need them most. £80 - provides food for four vulnerable families.
My gift of hope
Will you respond to the urgent calls for help from frontline healthcare workers? Please, respond quickly to share hope in this time of crisis. Please continue to pray for hope also; you can see the latest prayer request here.
You can share the hope with a single gift using the form below. If you'd like to commit to a regular gift to bring health and hope through the pandemic and beyond you can do so here.