In response to the current surge of COVID-19 in India, International Medical Corps is working with in-country partners, following our time-proven model of providing resources that will strengthen existing—but overwhelmed—healthcare infrastructure.
With our partners, we are providing medical supplies (including much needed medical-grade oxygen and oxygen generators), personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitation and hygiene supplies, and isolation facilities. We also are addressing vaccine misinformation and concerns surrounding vaccine hesitancy—key not only to addressing this surge, but any future surges.
We will update this section as the situation develops. Find out more about our efforts on our India COVID-19 Alert page.
International Medical Corps began COVID-related work in early March 2020, when our team first supported the Manila Health Department’s efforts to protect the central city area’s 1.8 million people from the virus. Since then, our team has provided a training-of-trainers course for health facility management staff on emerging infectious diseases, and installed triage tents where clinicians can screen all who enter and exit Manila’s Santa Ana Hospital, the city’s designated infectious disease center. To date, we have reached 36,069 people with COVID-19 awareness-raising activities through traditional and remote messaging. We have also distributed more than 5.8 million PPE items to health facilities and communities in Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Batangas, Laguna, Albay, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Biliran, Davao and Quezon City. Our team provided logistical support to Santa Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Dasmarinas, Ospital ng Binan and Manila COVID-19 Field Hospital. Among other items, we provided tents and donated 10 hospital beds, 25 oxygen tanks, 29 oxygen regulators, 82 pulse oximeters, 340 oxygen cannula and 200 non-rebreathing masks. In addition, our team installed handwashing facilities in 18 health facilities in Manila and Dasmarinas (Cavite). We also donated water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and environmental health consumables to health facilities and communities, including 4,828 liters of isopropyl alcohol. In addition, we distributed 100 patient care kits (including 50 medical masks, 100 gloves, one digital thermometer, one bar of bath soap, two bars of laundry soap and one trash bag), and 840 COVID-19 prevention kits (including 25 medical masks, one liter of isopropyl alcohol and IEC materials) to vendors, drivers, cleaners and security guards.
Emergency Response Training on the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
International Medical Corps’ donation of 10 cot beds for patient use and 20 electric fans for health care workers use.