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Friday 7 January 2005

PUNE Update: 6th January

RELIEF efforts have picked up momentum here as elsewhere in India.
- The Indian Medical Association has sent a team of doctors and is closely involved with relief activities in Tamil Nadu.
- Maitri is about to send out truckloads of food material, water and selected clothing to the affected areas of Nagapattinam.
- Rotary Club of Riverside, Pune is involved with aid and volunteer efforts in the affected areas of Pondicherry.
- The Indian Red Cross Society's local team of doctors has reached Kerala's affected areas and is working there.
- B J Medical College, Pune is sending a team of qualified doctors to aid relief operations.

NEEDS that are continuous and have to be met consistently are:
- Volunteer doctors / trained paramedics / Tamil & Malayalam speaking psychologists and child counsellors.
- Volunteers for 10-15 days who can contact the Madras NGO Coordination cell directly and reach the affected areas after speaking to the Relief Effort Coordinators.
- A communication / public relations person for the Media cell's coordination at Chennai - for being a part of this unit and helping to prepare proposals for Indian and International grant-making organisations, trusts and foundations; and develop appeals/ reports. The person will be based at Chennai - [Contact : Babita Verma OR Annette Merle Cleveland /The Tsunami - South India NGO Coordination Cell /Phone: 044-26244211, 044-26357854 /Email: prepare@vsnl.com ]
- Medicines as being put up by the Red Cross and various aid agencies on this website.
- Basic food like rice, dal, dry milk powder and baby food packets / tins and mineral (drinking) water.

If you are reading this and wish to respond to any of the above, please contact Vijaya at vmoorthy@rediffmail.com or Pune cell no. 98220 04752.
1 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous Dr Dave Robinson said :

Experienced Paediatrician,
based London, UK can
volunteer 2-3 wks May 23,
June 27,Aug 01, Sep 5,
Oct 10, Nov 14. Could raise
funds,bring drugs/simple equipment.CV available.
Please contact: drdaverobinson@hotmail.com

Mon Apr 18, 04:23:00 PM IST