Home Menu Search

India Covid Crisis - An Update

Publication date: May 2021

We are deeply concerned by the Covid situation in India as the country's healthcare system struggles to cope with the number of cases there. Many colleagues in the Humber have friends and relatives directly affected and we appreciate this will be a deeply worrying time for them. This is a short summary of actions and services which are being put in place:

A. There is a central NHSE response being coordinated by Prerana Issar with an emphasis on:
1. Advice on surge hospitals
2. Remote monitoring and management 
3. Clinician to clinician telelink
4. Equipment inventory 

B. The SAHF (South Asian Health Foundation), Academic Health Science Network (AHSN Network), and Learn with Nurses are running a series of webinars sharing ​NHS experiences of COVID-19 with health and care professionals in other countries. The next webinar is on Friday 7th May, 16:00-17:00 with the theme of Hospital and ICU Management of Covid-19 - sign up here. Details of further sessions will be posted on the South Asian Health Foundation events page

C. These are some of the charities providing support to India 
British Asian Trust Oxygen for India Emergency Appeal 

BAPIO India Covid Fund 

APNA South Asian Heritage NHS Staff Leaders Network Covid-19 India Appeal 

BAPS India Covid Emergency Appeal 

D. BAPIO is also planning to provide free telemedicine support to health care staff in India. If you are interested in helping, please register stating your area of expertise and local language skills. Sign up link.   

E. Please also check in with your colleagues here who have family in India. They may be distressed and have to take additional breaks to stay connected with friends and family. Also please signpost them to help available through wellbeing schemes - our support page has information and links to sources of support.

 

Related guidance and newsletters...

Coronavirus

Message for patients: the information on this page is aimed at health professionals. Information and advice about coronavirus for...

Support - GPs

This page provides information and links to sources of support for GPs including: Mentoring and coaching Support services and...

LMC Statement - BAME Staff and Coronavirus

Relative Risks from COVID - 19 for people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Backgrounds (BAME) We have all become aware over the...

Black History Month

Humberside LMC is celebrating Black History Month in October 2021 by sharing stories celebrating the incredible richness and diversity...

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

vaccination vaccine COVID-19 This page is where you will find the latest information for general practice about the COVID-19 vaccination...

Support - All Other Practice Staff

This page provides information and links to sources of support including: Mentoring and coaching Support services and links Wellbeing...

Support - Practice Managers

This page provides information and links to sources of support for practice managers including: Mentoring and coaching Support services...

COVID-19 - Key Healthcare Worker Testing

Please note this information is for healthcare workers. If you don't work in healthcare and need information on how to arrange a NHS...

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Details Released - Updated

Details have been released of the enhanced specification for the COVID-19 vaccination programme which has been agreed between the GPC...

COVID Vaccination Programme Update 7 December

Please check our COVID-19 Vaccination Programme page for links to the latest resources. A letter from Dr Nikita Kanani and Ed Waller of...