September 03, 2008

Doctors For You launches relief operations in Bihar

Doctors For You, a social organisation of doctors, has launched a relief operation in Bihar in association with Indian Railways and Youth For Equality. Over 1,500 specialist doctors and other volunteers have been pressed into service. They will not only be treating the injured & diseased, but also be preparing to tackle the aftermath of the floods. Indian Railways is providing all Infra structure support to Doctors For You for this initiative.

Mr. Ravikant Singh, Chief Coordinator, Doctors For You, said that “In the first phase of operation, we will be targeting the six worst affected districts namely, Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, Araria, Purnia & Katihar. Our interim relief team is already in the process of setting up control rooms at Mansi & Katihar railway stations for this operation. In the 2nd phase, we will be undertaking rehabilitative work for 3 month after the floodwaters recede.”

He further added that “We appeal to all to help the victims of this catastrophe by sending food, clothes, medicines, waterproof tents, cooking utensils & water purification plants.
We also appeal to media to create awareness against the possibility of an epidemic after the flood waters recede. People from all walks of society must come together to deal with this human tragedy. We call upon every human being with a conscience to show solidarity with the victims of this catastrophe by immediately extending all kinds of help in our relief, rescue & rehabilitation operations. Next week or next month may be too late.”

"Recently, there was controversy that doctors avoid rural postings, here is an example of doctors willing to go to rural places by themselves to help people in distress", said Dr KaushalKant Mishra, President, Youth for Equality.

Those who want to volunteer (Medical or Non Medical), please contact:

Dr. Ravikant Singh, Chief Coordinator, "Doctors For You": +91-9324334359
Jainendra Kumar, Patron, "Doctors For You": +91 – 9811382902
Dr KaushalKant Mishra, President, Youth for Equality,+91-9868340420

For extending any material &/or financial support, kindly contact:
Helpline Numbers –
Mumbai: +91 - 9324334359, 9821871945
New Delhi: +91 – 9811382902,9868340420
Patna: +91 – 9308022326, 9234616135

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