Voluntary Medicare Society at forefront of relief work during pandemic

Srinagar: Voluntary Medicare Society, a leading NGO in healthcare, rehabilitation of persons with disabilities or PwDs and education of special children, is once again in the forefront of fight against Covid pandemic.
In a statement by the society, it said that it is acting in tandem with Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Ehsaas trust international, VMS has taken an initiative to set up three Covid wellness centres adjacent to designated Covid Hospitals. The purpose of which is to minimize the patient burden on the hospitals. while Ehsaas Trust has volunteered and agreed to provide assistance in terms of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders along with paramedic professionals and doctors who will be available round the clock in service of covid patients, the Voluntary Medicare Society, although working in disability sector, has committed itself to provide relief in terms of ambulatory services including wheel chairs stretchers etc besides volunteers including paramedics. The aims and objectives of setting up of covid wellness centres is to ensure emergency relief response during this ongoing covid crises.
Meanwhile the Voluntary Medicare Society has specially created a bank of oxygen cylinders, concentrators for COVID-19 patients with disabilities in these trying times. According to Dr Mir Maqbool, President of the VMS, “We aim to cater to the needs of COVID positive persons with disabilities by providing them with these facilities at their door steps”. PwDs can dial 7006752946,7006317758 or
Ph 0194-2494080
Mail :[email protected]
He added the helpline would provide information about availability of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, Ambulance services,Medicines, Hygiene kits, Urinary catheters etc.
Our teams have been delivering these emergency supplies at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries. We are also providing dry ration kits to the most vulnerable families in Kashmir including persons with disabilities, said Dr Bashir, administrator of the NGO.
It may be recalled that last year the VMS reached out to hundreds of families of PwDs and other poor families with ration kits to help them to ride over the crisis across Kashmir valley.
cination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.

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