Progress so far
CARE India and CARE USA have operated a decade-long health program in one of India’s high burden states: Bihar. With emergency surge funds made available by CARE USA, CARE India has started setting up a high-capacity COVID CARE Center with the Bihar government.
The 100-bed center is in the state capital of Patna and opened to patients on April 27th. There is a need to quickly set up five more centers in other regional hubs in Bihar.
CARE India is receiving requests for support from other states, including Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. In addition to COVID Care Centers, CARE India will support a quick ramp-up of the country’s vaccination program to prevent sharp rises in infection rates.
With our existing corporate donors, CARE India has initiated a response on the ground. One corporate donor, AVT McCormick, has supported us in providing 24,000 individuals with a kit consisting of masks and sanitizers in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Our work and latest updates can be found at https://www.careindia.org/covid-19/