Flood Relief Assistance
Flood Relief Assistance for the rehabilitation of the ANMs of Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara flood-affected rural areas during July to August 2019.
This year Maharashtra state particularly Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara are affected due to heavy rainfall which caused a devastating effect on the lives of the residents. As per the report of the Deputy Collector, around 204 villages out of 1,234 in Kolhapur have been affected due to the floods. Overall, about 11,000 families, comprising nearly 51,000 individuals, are affected, and 15,000 people have been shifted to safer places.”
Help poured in for the people affected during the initial period. Our ANMs worked continuously in serving people during emergencies when they were themselves affected. ANM particularly who are working on a contractual basis under NRHM were in need of assistance.
TNAI Maharashtra State Branch appealed to the Nurses in Maharashtra during SNA Conference 2019 at Thane. The huge response came around ₹ 1,15,000/- ( Rupees One Lakh fifteen thousand ) was collected from individuals and institutions. State branch contributed ₹ 52,000/-
State Branch after discussing with the District Health officer, concern PHC MO and PHN finalized the list for assistance. The list was about 650 ANM affected , who required assistance.
Vice President Mrs. Aakanksha Pande, CP Social Welfare Mrs.Anita Hande, and CP membership Mr.Rajabhau Rathod visited Kolhapur DHS on 16.10.2019. They purchased 100 kits which included one bedsheet (solapuri chaddar) with the SS cooking vessels, In the presence of Health Officer Dr. Desai (M.C.H.) and Dr. Khairnar (Pulse Polio Officer), and Kolhapur region TNAI EC members the items were handed over to the 2 PHN and 10 ANM representatives and remaining 90 kits were handed over to distribute as per the list submitted. 70 kits are given Kolhapur ANM and 30 kits to ANM from Sangli of a total of ₹ 1,17,000/- items were purchased and 100 kits were prepared and distributed.
All EC members of the TNAI Maharashtra state branch are thankful for all the individual donors and Nursing Institutions who donated generously so we could help in the rehabilitation of our 100 ANM s at the time of need.