Srinagar: Indian Red Cross Society, J&K has accelerated its efforts to reach marginal sections of the society to help them face the effects of Covid-19.
About 250 under privileged females of Haft Chinar, Solina and AllochiBagh areas were provided Hygiene Kits. The females were also educated about personal hygiene. Indian Red Cross Society shall distribute four lac masks in Jammu & Kashmir.
On Wednesday four District Red Cross Committees i.e, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Pulwama were handed over ten thousand masks each district. The District Red Cross committees have been directed to distribute the masks free of cost to people. They were also provided 150 Hygiene Kits each District for distribution among poor women of the district. The Indian Red Cross Society has procured food material, which shall be distributed among the poor and needy families of Jammu & Kashmir regions.
In order to augment the Oxygen supply to Covid patients the IRCS shall be providing 100 Oxygen Concentrators within a day or two after finalizing the modalities about its distribution. While handing over the relief material to district Red Cross Committees, Honorary General Secretary, IRCS Jammu & Kashmir Kifayat Hussain Rizvi emphasized the need to involve the Red Cross volunteers in the distribution of material. He further asked the regional as well as District Committees to reach out to downtrodden people of far flung areas as directed by the President of IRCS J&K unit. He asked district committees to organize voluntary blood donation camps in the coming week particularly on ‘World Blood Donor Day’ which is being celebrated worldwide on 14th June 2021.