The Kilpauk Medical College Alumni Association has provide you with a challenge to shield populations in distant villages from COVID-19.
The KMC Alulmni COVID Relief Project goals at defending the inhabitants in villages by creating a robust community of educated volunteers and healthcare employees. Residents of villages, who want to change into volunteers, will community with the group to stop the unfold of the an infection. The affiliation has deliberate to undertake 100 villages throughout the State and 100 docs will every community with a resident volunteer in the chosen villages.
The alumni will train resident volunteers moreover offering some primary tools akin to thermometers, pulse oxymeters, surgical masks and sanitisers to the villages. “In case someone takes ill with fever, these volunteers will help identify them, and based on the symptoms they would be taught to isolate themselves and then go to a hospital for treatment,” mentioned R. Prasad Manne, affiliation secretary.
The effort would have a two-fold impression of not solely offering the villagers with primary requirements but additionally unfold consciousness about not spreading the an infection to others. The alumni has known as on college students of medical and humanities faculties who’re residents of the communities to volunteer. “They will work with the healthcare worker allotted for the community. The alumni association will train the volunteers on primary care, and they in turn will work closely with the assigned doctor [on-call support] to help COVID-19 patients,” the physician mentioned.
Each volunteer might be supplied with a main care package (together with two pulse oxymeters, two infrared thermometers, 100 surgical masks and 120 ml hand steriliser answer). Not solely will the volunteer present main care they may also train the group on recognising COVID-19 signs, security measures and precautions, basic hygiene, quarantine protocols and create consciousness on vaccination.
Dr. Manne mentioned, “We are sending a kit of basic medical requirements to 14 villages today. These would be placed in a common place and the villagers can access them. The volunteers will also inform the nearest government hospital in case of infection. Whatever the government is doing we are trying to strengthen its effort.”
The affiliation has chosen Seelathikulam and Cheran Mahadevi in Tirunelveli; M.N. Patti, Kampattu, Chennavaram and Ogaiyur in Tiruvannamalai; Kalipatti and Keerambur in Tiruchi; Mettukuppam in Villupuram; Kothamangalam in Pudukottai; Vellar and Thethigiripatti in Salem district, and the tools was despatched on Tuesday.
“It is all happening remotely. The volunteers will also work by staying in touch over phone,” he mentioned. Those keen to change into volunteers might contact Gayathri at: 6374126443