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How a Class 12 Coimbatore Girl is Helping COVID Patients

She posted a tweet that she and her family would like to help COVID-19 positive people with free meals and run errands for them

How a Class 12 Coimbatore Girl is Helping COVID Patients

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 May 2021 3:25 PM GMT

Chennai: A class 12 girl from Coimbatore Shri Subashini is helping people find verified leads about hospital beds, ventilators, medicines, and oxygen availability. Shri is 18 and has been at it for nearly three weeks now.

As India is struggling with second wave of COVID-19, many people are unable to get proper food and medicines.
Shri posted a tweet, saying that she and her family would like to help COVID-19 positive people with free meals and run errands for them, if needed. Also, her family is offering to cook vegetarian meal for 5-6 people, if necessary.
She said that in September 2020, her family members tested positive for the virus. Even though it wasn't severe, they had fatigue and other symptoms. At that time, they did not get any help from neighbours. That was a struggling situation. So, she decided to help people who need it.
As per the source, initially, she had very few requests. "Since Coimbatore is a big city, it was difficult. I remember getting a request from a patient who was on the other side of the city. So, I asked my friend to help them out. Now, I have contacts in different parts of the city, who are willing to help me out," she said.
Soon, she realised that the need for verified information is crucial in beating the pandemic.
The 18-year-old girl further said that she is privileged enough to have a laptop and can spare time to do this. She realised that the SOS requests for oxygen and hospital beds get exhausted in just a few minutes. So, she and her family need to verify it in real-time. That is when Shri decided to spend a few hours every day to verify the requests for oxygen, ventilators and hospital beds personally.
"After talking to the patient or the family, I pass on verified leads to them. Two weeks ago, the demand was quite less, so the probability of finding a bed was easy. But now, it has been quite difficult," she said.
According to the reports, she has been managing her school work and posting SOS requests simultaneously. She has also lost a few patients while trying to help them find hospital beds. It has been stressful, but she has saved a lot more people with the SOS requests.
Thus, she advised people that the cases are expected to go up in the coming weeks. So, if anyone has some spare time and the mental intensity to help people with verified information, they can spend a few hours every day on this. If not, people can also donate to fundraisers for procuring oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other necessary equipment and medicines.


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