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Sewa Bharti forms COVID Response Team (CRT) to help needy across the country

By - Ravi Mishra
Updated: May 8, 2021 5:57 pm

RSS affiliate Sewa Bharti on Saturday announced the formation of COVID response team (CRT) to fight the second wave of COVID-19. COVID Response Team (CRT), is a collaborative initiative of multiple stake holdersacross different sections of society which have come together to make some concerted efforts to improve the prevailing situation.

Some of these social, business and spiritual organisations are  FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, LAGHU UDYOG BHARTI, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Isha Foundation, Art of Living; Gauri Shankar Mandir,Bhagvan Valmiki Mandir, Sant Ravidas Vishram Sthal Devnagar, Lions Club, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Swadeshi Jagran Manchand,  Rotary Club etc.


Few eminent citizens like Bhaswati Mukherjee, Former Ambassador of India to the Netherlands;  B.S. Bassi, Former Member, UPSC;  Narender Kumar, IAS Officer;  M L Meena, IAS Officer; and Kulbhushan Ahuja, Prant Sanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (Delhi) are part of the CRT.


The objective of CRT is pooling of resources to substantially aid COVID medical relief efforts such as improving oxygen supply for hospitals, procuring oxygen concentrators, setting up isolation centres; Spreading awareness in the general public on issues such as COVID vaccination, treatment through home isolation, plasma donation;  Making relevant policy suggestions to the government for improving medical and hospital infrastructure and Contributing to the best of its abilities towards various requirements emerging during this crisis like; Setting up Isolation centres with oxygen facilities, launching oxygen on wheels, providing food to the Covid infected families and elderly care, distributing immunity booster Ayurvedic medications, help in performing last rites of deceased Covid patients, setting up Helpline and online counseling by Doctors, arranging blood and plasma donations and provision of othermedical services And organising motivational talks and discourses by spiritual leaders to spread positivity.


According to the CRT, some of the actions already taken are setting up 9 Isolation Centres with around 500 beds capacity in aggregate, provision of temporary oxygen supply to patients awaiting hospitalization through 7 Oxygen on wheel having 6 beds each, supply of food to 28,000 families of Covid patients especially senior citizens and economically weaker persons, arranged 803 plasma donations and 1300 CT scans, and arranged 2619 cremations of persons died due to Covid. CRT has also set up a Helpline involving 1200 volunteers and 130 doctors.

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