Understanding and acknowledging the increased pressure on public health due to unprecedented medical emergency caused by COVID-19, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) decided to resume free treatment of differently abled patients free of cost in Udaipur. Considering the pain of differently abled to seek medical help amid COVID-19 crisis while fearing catching this infection, Narayan Seva Sansthan decided to resume treatment facility.
After the Unlock 2.0, a patient – Durga Kumar from Chittorgarh, got treated for her leg infection free of cost with one another by birth differently abled patient Shankar Bhanej who also got treated for his long suffering without any cost. These patients were also provided with free food all the time while at the hospital.
Patient, Shankar, says that my suffering was prolonged because I was didn’t have enough monetary help but now I assume myself having a chance to resume my life with Narayan Seva Sansthan’s initiative.
Prashant Agarwal, President, Narayan Seva Sansthan says that, “Prior to the lockdown, we used to operate 80-90 patients per day, but after we resumed, there are 6 to 7 patients every day. Due to current pandemic, we are hoping to help as many people as possible with proper precautions while maintaining social distancing. We are also inviting needy students to come and join free skill development courses offered at Narayan Seva Sansthan.
Caused by Current pandemic, NGO has extended its support by distributing free 1, 12,300 food packets, 780 PPE kits, sanitizers and 57305 masks to migrants and the needy in the village and city during the lockdown.
Dr. Ankit Chauhan at NSS said, pre and post-operative care is crucial for by birth disability patients while observing their muscle and mental state. The patients who got operated prior to unlock were offered physiotherapy guidance on webinar.
Because of the lockdown, operations that got cancelled at NSS were estimated to be around 3430case but per day case estimation was over 60-70. Most of the patients who were supposed to be treated for by birth disability were put on hold for their needs towards artificial limbs, calipers, wheelchairs, and tricycles.