CRHP's COVID-19 Programs
CRHP COVID-19 Impact
Covid-19 Patients Treated for free
Current COVID-19 patients at Julia Hospital
Families being provided clean water
Villages holding COVID-19 awareness camps
Pounds of fresh vegetables being distributed weekly to poor families
Farmers provided with seeds, organic fertilizer, and supplies for upcoming planting season
How You Can Help
During this difficult time, if you are able, any donations could help CRHP expand their outreach to the most marginalized communities.
Here is how we plan to use our COVID-19 donations:
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All donations are tax-deductible paid through PayPal.
One Time Expenses
Hospital Upgrades: $13,500
Medical Expenses: $ 1,500
Safety Equipment for our Staff: $700
Cleaning Supplies: $1,700
Sponsorship for Patients and Families
Patient Support: $181 per patient
Food and Essential Supplies: $65 per family of 5 per month
Seeds and Agricultural Support: $33 per family
The Jamkhed Pattern
Jamkhed has become one of the hotspots in the state of Maharashtra, which was already recording the highest number of positive cases in the country. CRHP proactively began working with local government authorities almost 2 weeks prior to the national lockdown which began March 24th. Together, based on joint discussions, several guidelines and suggestions for addressing the pandemic at the rural level was developed, locally known as the Jamkhed Pattern.
These guidelines include:
Classifying individuals based on the degree of exposure, contact or diagnosis of COVID-19 to streamline treatment and potential spread.
Designating separate hospitals for different types of patients.
Making testing available in the rural areas- instead of transporting people to the cities and then bringing them back, thus risking unnecessary exposure.
Creating social awareness in the rural areas focused on increasing prevention behaviors and decreasing stigma and associated violence.
Campus and Hospital Activities
The new Julia Hospital is now housing COVID-19 patients while the Old Hospital has been converted into wards for individuals who have COVID-19.
Additionally, CRHP is helping 86 extremely poor families who have nothing to eat by providing all necessities including clothes, soap, spices, food staples, and fresh vegetables. Community centers have been set up in two of our Project Villages to cater to the neediest families. We hope that this program can be replicated and scaled by the government in the future.
There is a great and urgent need to provide healthcare in rural India during this pandemic. Existing hospitals lack basic equipment. Most of the private hospitals have closed their doors to COVID-19 patients, fearing backlash, and the majority of individuals are afraid to seek medical attention fearing violence. It is evident that along with treating COVID-19 patients, spreading information about preventive measures is crucial.
Project Villages Activities
By using the WHO model, along with policies outlined by Indian healthcare organizations CRHP is involved in educating local health professionals including ASHA workers, following the basic guidelines regarding the treatment of rural populations and adapting them to a rural setting. Furthermore, CRHP is trying to bring rural health concerns to the attention of the government agencies. Teaching both ASHAs and the local government leadership to ask the right questions is key in order to get truthful answers without offending any individuals or groups.
With the lockdown in place, rural communities such as the Project Villages are often without access to affordable food, medical care, or daily wages. The Mobile Health Team has been busy staying in contact with our Village Health Workers to provide as much support as possible during this time. The prevention campaigns are simultaneously addressing social stigmas associated with COVID-19. Village Health Workers, armed with statistics of their respective communities are effectively educating people about COVID-19, just as they have in the past about other diseases like TB, Leprosy and HIV.
By using the basic principles of the Jamkhed Model that include an emphasis on the needs of the poorest of the poor, full community participation and involvement, integration of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, use of appropriate technology, and a multi-sectoral approach to address all issues affecting health, CRHP is working to address the COVID-19 pandemic in rural areas in spite of minimal available resources
Find out more about how COVID-19 and how it is effecting India through these resources.