Coronavirus Pandemic IIMC 2020
Update August 2020
Download and read IIMC Team's day-by-day account of their response to the COVID-19 lockdown & Super Cyclone Amphan.
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members of IIMC - some in our Woman Peace Council, some run little businesses with our microcredit loan which are now no longer active because of the 100% lockdown.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.
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.
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.
'Food and Essential Commodities' packs.
The packs have 9 items - Rice, Dhal, Soya Chunk, Potatoes, Onion, Muri, Sugar, Biscuits, Dettol Soap.
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.