Kolkata, 23rd July 2021: 'Bengal Covid Care Initiative' felicitated 50 NGOs at a Press conf -erence held at Press Club today. They also donated 10 oxygen concentrators and announ- ced to provide 100 safe homes which will be run by these non-profit organizations as a precautionary measure to the predicted third wave of Covid as a complement to the Govern -ment of West Bengal's various initiatives. The event was attended by Dr. Kunal Sarkar, Senior Vice Chairman, Senior Cardiac Surgeon & Head, Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mr. Sambaran Banerjee, Eminent Cricket Coach & Columnist, Mr. Arindam Bhattacharya, ATK, Mohunbagan Goalkeeper, Dr. Dalia Mitra, Medical Director Sanjiban Hospital, Dr. Sushmita Roychowdhury, Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital and Sidhu, Renowned singer Band Member Cactus.
They have decided to facilitate and assist in setting up district-level numerous Free Safe homes, including in villages, with the help of the local community and administration, and the support of Oxygen as well. Apart from the Covid infrastructure adoption, they have also zeroed in on various initiatives for awareness, coun- seling, and support on mental health para -meters with expert volunteer Doctors and multiple support of physical infrastructure. They also intend to make a digital platform of consultation with renowned Doctors which can also be accessed right from any corner of the State.
Mr. Kallol Ghosh, BCCI Chairperson and the Founder of 'Bengal Covid Care Initiative' said, "We are extremely honored to be associated with such initiatives through which thousands of people could be saved from the deadly virus. In order to succeed against it, we all have to fight together, which is the core mantra or foundation of the initiative. Getting all the help from people and the Govt. of West Bengal have enabled us to run smoothly and move forward." Bengal Covid Care Initiative is partnered by notable city NGOs like ‘‘OFFER (organization for friends enforces & Resources), Change Initiatives, Greymind Communication, Candid Communication, New Town Forum & News (NTFN).’
Mr. Samaresh Das, Convenor BCCI, added, “We created BCCI as an open forum for all NGOs will help the entire Bengal to fight Covid and beyond. It will help NGOs to use their resources wisely at the same time will help more people with limited resources and vice-versa. This will surely be a game changer before further waves of Covid if any”.