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Making a Difference: Meet the Selfless COVID-19 Heroes of Udaipur

Covid Heroes in Udaipur

The greatest pandemic the world has seen in 100 years has dominated the year 2020 and 2021. The coronavirus outbreak immobilised people all around the world. This is also the year in which the world came together to fight the Coronavirus. As the pandemic increased and more fighters with an incredible work ethic stood up bravely to face the challenge front on, the year brought forth some remarkable work being done by organisations and individuals at this tough time. This year is devoted to all Coronavirus warriors who, in some way or another, have taken it upon themselves to rid the world of this highly infectious disease. Our doctors and other healthcare workers are among the frontline fighters against COVID-19. They have selflessly dedicated their time and energy to save lives.

UdaipurBlog appreciates all those NGO workers, selfless individuals, and communities who came forward to provide help and support to the sufferers and their families.

Let’s take a moment to thank the COVID Heroes of Udaipur!

1. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar donated a hi-tech ambulance to the Indian Army

 

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Being a philanthropist himself, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has set another example by donating a hi-tech ambulance to the Indian Army. To talk about his various contributions towards society, Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar donated 12,508 personal hygiene products in an hour distinguished as biodegradable sanitary pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper rolls, tissue papers, hand wash and hand sanitisers in an hour, which counted as the Fourth Guinness World Record set by him.

Moreover, this year Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has set an example by presenting a high-tech ambulance worth about 22 lakh rupees to the Indian Army. Lakshyaraj Singh on Saturday presented this new ambulance to Brigadier Shekhar of Eklinggarh Cantonment, Udaipur, so that the Army can use this ambulance for the treatment of serious patients suffering from other diseases, including the Corona patients. Lakshyaraj Singh says that in this second wave of the Coronavirus, the Army has done a commendable job at the ground level to rescue and treat the people across the country. Significantly, the member of the Mewar royal family, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, has been continuously engaged in public service activities since the first wave of Coronavirus. He has also presented lakhs of rupees to the district administration so that the district administration can help the needy. Mewar is ready to help the financially weak people in every village.

 

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On 03 June 2021, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar gave wheat, rice, pulses, sugar, dog food, oil, ghee, and water bottles to Dr. Rajiv Pachar, S. P., for further distribution in Udaipur. “The police have been vigorously working for the last 15 months to provide food and essential items to the underprivileged, and now the team can work harder to reach more people with the help of Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and his donation of 2000 kgs of ration”, says Dr. Pachar.

2. Vegetable Vendors in Mandi Delivering Free Produce to the Institutions Providing Food to the Corona Patients

 

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Amidst the lockdown and the pandemic, a lot of institutions and communities are delivering tiffin or food to the patients suffering from the Coronavirus. However, the rates of groceries and other products are constantly rising. In such dire times, to control the persistent issue of high prices, the vegetable vendors in mandi stood up to support the cause. Free of cost vegetables and fresh produce is delivered to the COVID relief tiffin centres by the vegetable vendors in mandi. They have also delivered free vegetables on a mandi holiday. The President of Shree Sabzi-Phal Vyapari Sangh, Mr. Mukesh Khilwani, said 400 to 50 kg of vegetables are sent to the institutions free of cost every day.

Furthermore, they supplied vegetables to the food institutions last year (2020) for three months during the lockdown. The workers working in the mandi are also getting a Ration Kit (Packet) as per the requirement. Approximately 50 to 60 merchants are involved as a part of this free distribution process. They all contact with the help of a social media group where all the food institutions are added.

3. World Vision India organisation donated 25 Oxygen Concentrators to the CMHO office

 

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During the growing transition of Corona, 25 oxygen concentrators were presented to the CMHO office by the World Vision India organisation to strengthen the oxygen system in Udaipur’s hospitals. These 25 oxygen concentrators visited by the organisation will be used at the Covid Consultation Care Centre set up in rural areas.

4. Gamerlal Rajdhani Velawat Charitable Trust Donated 1.83 Lakhs

 

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On Tuesday, a check of INR 1.83 Lakhs was handed over to the District Collector, Chetan Deora, by the Gamerlal Rajdhani Velawat Charitable Trust for oxygen pipeline installation work at the satellite hospital. Additionally, Oxygen pipeline installation work has been done at Satellite Hospital Hiran Magri on behalf of the Trust.

5. An Initiative by NGO Round Table India: Free Oxygen Bank

 

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Free Oxygen Concentrator Bank facility has been started by Round Table India NGO in Udaipur, Jaipur, Ajmer and Bhilwara. It is essential to submit a Covid report, a prescription written for 72 hours, a copy of the patient’s Aadhaar card and an Aadhar card of the attendant in order to get the Oxygen Concentrator. The machine will be given free for seven days, and at the time of taking it, the security amount will have to be deposited, which will be refunded after the return. The NGO can be contacted through a WhatsApp helpline number. The helpline number for various cities are given in the following list:

  • Udaipur: +91-90249 53539
  • Jaipur: +91-70141 48914
  • Ajmer: +91-91163 61184
  • Bhilwara: +91-75683 21240

6. Making a Difference: Hindustan Zinc, Vedanta Group Provided 500 Oxygen Concentrator

 

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Hindustan Zinc, a company of Vedanta group, is providing 500 oxygen concentrators to the state due to the shortage of oxygen in hospitals in Rajasthan. In the first wave, 200 oxygen concentrators were offered to the district administration of Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur.

7. Mukesh Sharma – Oxygen Cylinder Supply

 

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As the second wave of the novel coronavirus hit the City of Lakes, Udaipur, and when people were in dire need of oxygen, Mukesh Sharma stood up to lend a hand. He started delivering and supplying oxygen cylinders to the homes of people who were suffering from the COVID-19 and were isolated or quarantined. Mukesh started the noble service on April 2, 2021, and to do this, he started collecting oxygen cylinders from vendors and then supplied them to the houses of people who were in excessive need of the same.

8. Mission Madad – Ration Kits

 

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In view of the impending Covid-19 pandemic, a team of young enthusiasts under the support of Helping Youth Sansthan, Udaipur, is helping the underprivileged to provide at least 2 times meal a day. Diyesh Bandwaal and the team of Mission Madad prepared ration kits which were delivered to the underprivileged. They have delivered 76 ration kits till now around Udaipur, and meanwhile, they were also providing food to the animals. Animal lovers Ankit Agrawal, Hardik Bandwaal, Rishabh Jain, Vishwas Dhiwar, Luv Sharma, Nitin Sukhwal, Shubahm Kumawat, Pratham Sahu, Umesh Kumawat, Kunal Malviya, Dipesh Kumawat, Hitesh Kumawat, Kiran Khatri, Jyoti Trivedi, and more team members contributed for the social cause.

9. Free Tea by Roadways Staff

 

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Roadways employees have also joined hands to help the corona warriors and hospital staff. These employees are providing free tea to the attendants, hospital staff, police personnel, etc., from 6 am to 8 am in MB and ESIC Hospital from 10th May. Basant Lohar, Mohammad Yusuf, Devilal Tank, Abdul Salim, Rashan Tawar are helping in the service work.

The Final Say!

All of us have done something or the other things, tangible or intangible, to help the patients or families cope up with the challenges presented by the pandemic. If you have done any such deed that deserves a shoutout, then write to us at info@udaipurblog.com, and we shall include you in our upcoming part 2 dedicated to the Covid-19 Heroes in Udaipur.

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