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Coronavirus Pandemic 2020

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Coronavirus Pandemic

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The World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on 11th March 2020. India was in lockdown from the end of March. IIMC's mission - schools, health centres and mothers' microcredit units were locked down.

Since the start of the lockdown Dr Sujit Brahmochary, the IIMC team and volunteers have been hard at work. They have been shopping, buying things wholesale, packaging food and essential commodities for distribution.

The COVID-19 Respond Team have been everywhere - in the rural villages, medical centres and hospitals - distributing the 'Food and Essentials' packages.

Thousands of packs have been given to families of daily wage earners and floating labourers who have not been able to work. "The very poor, destitute and daily labourers have no work and have no food." Dr Sujit Brahmochary.

Our sponsors and trustees have been donating generously to help IIMC get through this difficult time.

"Thank you, everyone, for your donation and contribution during this catastrophic crisis period,"  Dr Sujit Brahmochary.


Read updates on Dr Sujit ,IIMC and the Coronavirus pandemic.

IIMC responds to COVID-19

- Reported by IIMC Youth Council News Bureau


Dr. Brahmochary with his IIMC Team, local leaders, MLA, Police Authority organised food and essential commodities distribution to the families of daily workers, floating labourers and the very poor.
Food packages and essential materials were distributed to 150 families.


UPDATE:  March - June 2020 Activity Report 

Download and read IIMC Team's day-by-day account of their response to the COVID-19 lockdown & Super Cyclone Amphan. 

April 2020

Rural village mothers
"700 rural villages - mothers from these villages are members of IIMC - some in our Woman Peace Council, some run little businesses with our microcredit loan which are now no longer active because of the 100% lockdown. Most of them have been living on their daily earnings from 'hand to mouth'. They are the ones who are suffering the most and are unable to even have 2 meals a day."


Churches, mosques and temples are closed. Universities, colleges and schools are off. The world has shut down her doors. People are suffering, struggling and starving. Every day we, in our IIMC Mission, are serving food and distributing essential commodities among poor and destitute families who were living on daily work but now can't work and have no money."


Our sponsors and trustees have donated generously to help IIMC get through this difficult time.

"Thank you, everyone, for your donation and contribution during this catastrophic crisis period,"

Dr Sujit Brahmochary.

Read more on what Dr Sujit and his COVID-19 respond team have been doing on IIMC (India)'s Facebook page.

August 2020

Download and read a Short Report on the Covid-19 situation thus far in IIMC Kolkata.

The President and 5 members of the South East Kolkata Rotary Club at the IIMC Indoor Campus with supplies of Sanitizers, Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Biscuits and  Cakes.

Damage by AmPhan Cyclone and Manson Water

In May 2020, Super Cyclone Amphan ravaged through IIMC Kolkata and parts of West Bengal adding to the hardship and miseries the people have been experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.  The Children's Campus was damaged by the AmPhan Cyclone and Manson Water. IIMC's Children Centre will get a new floor, play ground, playing instruments and new space.


Dr Sujit and IIMC are reconstructing the ground with collected wasted pieces of marvel stone to create a beautiful lawn and play ground for the resident children.

Here is a letter from Dr. Sujit on how IIMC had been coping with the Pandemic Lockdown, the Amphan Cyclone & Super Monsoon Flood.  ​Please donate and help us support the work of IIMC  during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Thank You

 Durga Puja celebration

This year the children of IIMC could not celebrate Durga Puja, a national (West Benga) festival because of Coronavirus. Here was what the children did for Durga Puja.

Happy Dewali

The children of IIMC could not celebrate Dewali in their usual way because of the COVID19 situation.

Sponsors from IIMC-USA arranged a Big Dewali Lunch for residential children and IIMC volunteers. All children were given new dresses to wear.

'Food and Essential Commodities' packs.

The packs have 9 items - Rice, Dhal, Soya Chunk, Potatoes, Onion, Muri, Sugar, Biscuits, Dettol Soap.

8th April 2020
IIMC's COVID-19 Response Team distributed food to four hospitals in Kolkata, some HIV patients & also to some of the poorest families in Narendrapur PS area.

15th April
The  IIMC team distributed food packages to  very poor families at the Dhaki Centre in Sundarban Island

17th April

IIMC's COVID-19  Respond Team distributed food packages to rural village mothers and to Peace Council members  in the South 24 Parganas District 
IIMC - Sewing Unit responds to COVID-19

IIMC's Sewing Unit producing protective Coronavirus face masks.

IIMC's  Sewing Unit and Women's Cooperative producing protective Coronavirus face masks.

"We will distribute the masks to mothers, children,  sponsored students and others,"  Dr Brahmochary
Every day the IIMC COVID19 & Cyclone Response Team prepare hundreds of food packages for distribution to affected families and the very poor and destitute.
In July 2020 the IIMC Team organised a Nutritious Diet and Food Packages distribution among 160 malnourished Mothers and Children. 

All these distribution and support were made possible because of the generous donations from sponsors in the UK.
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