NGO Vision Rescue handed over 45,600 units (5 tonnes) of Covid-19 protective material to DCP (Operations) and spokesperson for Mumbai Police, Chaitanya S, earlier today, for the benefit of all Mumbai Police personnel as they gear up for the third wave of Covid-19. The items include hand sanitisers, alcohol wipes and sprays.
Speaking at the event Shri Chaitanya S, said, “I want to thank Vision Rescue for helping us in this fight against the Covid pandemic by donating to us large quantities of sanitisers and alcohol wipes of various sizes and types. This will be distributed to various personnel of Mumbai police and I’m sure this will help us keep our police personnel safe in their daily duties.” At the event Commissioner of Police Shri Hemant Nagrale met Mr Biju Thampy, founder Vision Rescue, as he handed over the 5 tonnes of protective equipment to the Mumbai Police.
On Tuesday 22nd December, Vision Rescue had handed over an additional 4560 units (1.7 tonnes) of protective provisions to Additional Commissioner of Police (West) Sandeep Karnik for the benefit of his personnel on the ground. In response, Mr. Karnik said, “On behalf of the Mumbai Police West Region, I thank Vision Rescue for donating so many items to help our forces on the street level to safeguard themselves against Covid infections.”
In addition to this, throughout December, the NGO has donated 95,290 units (23.25 tonnes) of protective items such as KN95 masks, surgical masks, coveralls, hand sanitizers and alcohol wipes to 25 Covid-19 hospitals and health posts across Maharashtra State.
Collectively the items distributed to police and healthcare departments across Maharashtra by Vision Rescue amount to 145,450 units (30 tonnes).
The 25 Covid-19 hospitals and health posts across Maharashtra State include Sir JJ Group of Hospitals & Grant Government Medical College, LTMG Hospital (Sion), St. George Hospital, Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital, Khan Bahadur Bhabha Hospital, Shatabdi Hospital, Richardson & Cruddas Jumbo Covid Centre, TB Hospital, Arogya Vibhag Panchayat Samiti, Shivaji Hospital, DM Petite Rugnalaya, Shivaji Nagar Health Post, Maharashtra Nagar Health Post, MW Desai Hospital, Mumbai Eye Care Hospital, Civil Hospital, Kalwa among others.
Speaking at the handover event at the JJ Hospital on 23rd December, Dr. Ranjit Mankeshwar, Dean JJ Group of Hospitals & Grant Medical College, said “I thank Vision Rescue for their wonderful help that earlier gave us a C-arm machine for our urology department, and now all of these Covid-19 protective materials that the hospital keeps needing. Vision Rescue always comes literally to our rescue and helps us with these items. We are very grateful for their help, and we hope to continue this collaboration.”
Mr Biju Thampy, founder Vision Rescue, said about the donations, “Our police and healthcare forces are out there day and night risking their lives for our protection. This is our way of saying thank you to those on the frontlines for serving our city and serving our state. We believe that it is the responsibility of every citizen to show gratitude to frontline workers who have been toiling for the protection of each one of us for the last 1.75 years of the pandemic. I encourage every citizen to think about their protection and safety too, and I urge every citizen to do something to show your gratitude to these amazing forces who work tirelessly for us.”
In the last 1.75 years of the pandemic, NGO Vision Rescue has reached out to vulnerable communities in 14 states across India freely distributing grocery kits for over 2.37 million meals to those in need, and 177,000 pieces of protective gear to Covid-19 hospitals, police stations & municipal corporation offices. The NGO is now in the process of distributing 436,846 additional pieces of protective gear (90.4 tonnes worth) to police and public health departments in Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, and other locations. The 145,450 units donated in Maharashtra form part of the NGO’s current phase of nation-wide pandemic relief material distributions.