The massive Gouranga Bhavan, which is otherwise a hostel for the boys of the RKM Narendrapur College, is being converted into a Covid care facility with 125 fully equipped beds with oxygen connection.
The institution has joined hands with the Rajpur Sonarpur Municipality so that doctors, nurses and other support staff can be in place before the facility is opened up for patients.
The monks of RKM have also appealed to the alumni for help and they have enthusiastically responded by sending oxygen concentrators and donations for cylinders. “The boys are not there in the hostel now, so we thought of opening up the premise to help patients. The food will be cooked by us following the diet advised by the doctors,” said Swami Sarvalokananda, secretary of the RKM Ashrama, Narendrapur. The arrangements are being coordinated by headmaster, Sandipan Maharaj. The Khalsa English High School which will turn 100 in four years, has similarly joined hands with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to set up 500 Covid beds, some of which will have oxygen support too. Work is in progress said president TS Walia. Several of the committee members are part of the Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat and they are arranging for beds to set up the facility.
The JIS Group is helping the Guru Tegh Bahadur Medical Research Centre on DL Khan Road set up a Covid facility with ICU and ventilators. The Gurdwara Sant Kutiya runs this hospital and the facility will first be thrown open with 25 oxygen supported beds next week, said secretary, Hardev Singh Grewal. The Anjuman Mufidul Islam that runs Anjuman High School in Entally has started mobile oxygen parlours inside ambulances, said Aamir Baig, a member of the executive committee.
Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society on Friday announced if any student who has lost a parent to Covid will not have to pay fees for as long as they study in any of the institutions run by the society. Even after completing their studies children will be supported for higher studies, said senior vice president Miraj D Shah.
Source: Times of India