Saturday, August 11, 2007

Updates from Chandan - 11 Aug


These are the relief materials that I have with me now;

  1. Chlorine tabs-90 packs (90000 tabs)
  2. Clozole-V6-75 strips of 6 tabs
  3. Cancap-VT-90 strips........."
Polythene sheets(courtesy Mr MM Verma)
8 bundles (20x2)meters double layer
Given to Dr.Ravi;
  1. Chlorine tabs-10 packs(10000 tabs)
  2. Polythene sheets- 3 bundles
These medications are supposed to reach tomorrow;
  1. Metrogyl,
  2. Antibiotics,
  3. Betadine.
I have procured these for distribution,

1000 match boxes,
Alum( fitkiri) around 20 kg..will buy more en route
Tata salt 50 kg
More or less this is the present stock.

What we need
  1. Chlorine tabs...more..more
  2. Clotrimazole anti fungal antibacterial dusting powder*
  3. Oral re hydration salts( ORS)
  4. Boric powder( dusting)
  5. Polythene sheets
We hav been supplied Clotrimazole tablets..which has the same generic composition as 'clotrimazole antifungal antibactarial dusting powder*' but in a very high concentration. We can crush these tablets and add talcum powder to bring it to 1% w/w, and then repack and distribute. But I would rather avoid this as this is a schedule H drug, So, we will source this powder in the next lot or buy it locally (75gm/Rs 36/Cipla)

I am gathering more stuff.

Will leave tomorrow after collecting the remaining medicine..Two Greenpower volunteers are reaching Patna tonite,will be helpful for me

Plan to hand over a portion of relief materials to Mr. Sudhanshu, CO,Gaighat and move toward Darbhanga. If I can reach Kusheshwar sthan , then there are people there who can take up distribution for deep interiors.
Next move in to Jitwaria( possibly Monday) Give relief material to Vivek's folks and actually try to form a base for distribution in that area.Jitwaria is 4 km down from from Kalyanpur(13 km from Samastipur). I should be able to drive in to Jitwaria, so that could well be base 1 for further aid involvement.
News coming in from flood hit areas already indicate large number of diarrhea most important thing in this week would be ORS and anti diarrheal tablets.

Me and Ravi are working out how to make sterile ORS available to a larger section of people.
We should concentrate on medicines (chlorine tabs/ ORS) least for this week.

Chandan Singh
Executive Director
GreenPower India

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1 comment:

Neel said...

how do we donate money/clothes/food/medicines to the victims of floods in bihar...

please suggest a proper channel..

consider it URGENT