Integral University Lucknow - Covid Relief Committee Meeting and Community Initiatives


Covid Relief Committee Meeting

Integral University hosted the second meeting of the Covid Relief Committee (CRC) on 5th September 2021. The meeting was attended by 27 eminent members drawn from various walks of life. Honorable Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Syed. Nadeem Akhter delivered the welcoming speech while the Inaugural address was made by Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, Chairman Islamic Centre. During the inaugural speech, Maulana Khalid Rasheed, the Chairman of CRC, appreciated the valiant efforts of Integral University during the crucial times of Covid by successfully treating almost 2000 Covid patients with a recovery rate greater than 70%. He immensely praised the Integral Institute of Medical Science and Research (IIMSR) Department for installing a 20 kl liquid oxygen tank. Since the CRC is continuously making efforts to make relief reach the masses most efficiently, it was decided to increase the outreach by enhancing social media presence, increasing diversification of services, establishing community kitchens, organizing camps in remote areas, etc. The members were briefed on several Central and State governments' schemes, such as Ayushman Bharat Yojana and PM Jan Arogya Yojana, which have immensely helped the citizens of the country cope with medical treatment during the pandemic. It was decided to take these schemes to the poor and the needy so that more persons can avail benefits as envisioned by the government.

The meeting ended with the Presidential address by Prof. Syed Waseem Akhtar, Founder, and Chancellor, Integral University. Prof. S.W. Akhtar praised the efforts of the CRC and the vaccination drive at Eidgah, Lucknow, and emphasized providing vocational skills and training to the deprived youth, in addition to the relief activities, so that more persons become capable of extending help instead of receiving it.

The Covid Relief Committee (CRC) was established as an emergency response under the leadership of Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, Chairman Islamic Centre of India, Eidgah, Aishbagh. It had contributed hugely towards extending relief to the Covid patients during the second wave, by way of collecting information of symptoms in a proper format, providing free consultations from 8 am to 10 pm, and free prescriptions. CRC worked towards raising amongst the masses on how, when, and what medicines were to be consumed by the patients.

CRC was generous enough to provide free medicines to the poor and needy. Medical Kits were delivered in backward localities and medicines were made available in 9 hospitals in remote areas of the city. Also, ration kits were delivered from door to door. The tadfeen helpline established by the CRC helped in the last rites of several victims of the pandemic during the second wave in April and May of 2021. CRC has tirelessly worked towards dispelling the myths and fears against vaccination by way of counseling and distribution and display of over 100 posters across the city, promoting vaccination.

Integral University will look forward to strengthening its ties with CRC and contribute the most towards the medical care sector especially during this difficult Covid period.