Sonkatch and Singapore clubs come together for a Covid-relief grant

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RC Sonkatch, RID 3040, Madhya Pradesh, supplied PPE kits, medical equipment, essential supplies and masks to hospitals in Sonkatch and Dewas towns in Madhya Pradesh “so that doctors and paramedical staff there could work safely while treating Covid-19 patients. We are also making available masks and sanitisers to the public so that they can protect themselves from infection,” says PDG Dr Zamin ­Hussain, DRFC of RID 3040.

A global grant project for $45,000, the project is being done with support from RC Singapore, RID 3310, RC Dewas and TRF, he added. The project includes public awareness campaigns to educate people on safety norms so that the virus does not spread in their community.

To reciprocate RC Sonkatch, along with RC Khargone City, is supporting a Covid-19 GG project of RC Singapore.

He explained that in mid-March as India started recording Covid-19 cases, nearby cities of Indore and ­Bhopal reported a steep rise in cases and there was apprehension that sooner or later, Dewas district would become a hotspot. The Rotarians of RC Sonkatch and Dewas decided to help the medical fraternity to cope with the situation. Deciding to apply for a global grant, they roped in RC Singapore as the international partner. Dr Shahul Hameed from RC Singapore was in touch with Dr Hussain and the application for a GG was made. “It is remarkable that within 40 days, the project was designed, submitted, approved and the funds were received. Also, both the RI districts have also  allocated their DDFs, besides cash contributions from clubs, for this project.”

Giving credit to Dr Hameed for raising funds for this project, he thanked members of RC Singapore for their generous contributions. DG ­Dhiran Datta launched this project on his official club visit, and District Magistrate Ankita Jain was present.

He added that to reciprocate RC Sonkatch, along with RC Khargone City, is supporting a Covid-19 GG project of RC Singapore.

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