Goan team reaches Pune for COVID-19 training

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Pune, March 25 | A team of medicos from the Goa State Health Department arrived here for a three-day training to set help up a COVID-19 test facility in that state, officials said here.

In view of the ongoing lockdown in the country, the medicos team was airlifted by an Indian Navy Dornier aircraft from the INS Hansa in Goa.

Led by Savio Rodrigues, Head of Department, Microbiology, Goa Medical College, it will be trained by the Maharashtra health authorities to set up a testing facility in that state.

A request was made to the Indian Navy for providing air transport to the medical team which was also carrying samples of COVID-19 suspects for testing here.

The team is expected to return to Goa on Friday (March 27) after completing the training, said a defence spokesperson.

Maharashtra’s Mumbai and Pune belt have the maximum number — 116 so far — of the COVID-19 cases and four deaths have happened in the state.

The medicos at the Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai and Naidu Hospital in Pune are considered leading experts in treating viral diseases like coronavirus.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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