Save Lungs, Save Lives





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Calicut, Kerala

Total Budget: $65,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Rotary Club of Calicut (RCC), District 3204, Kerala, India is proposing a Global Grant (GG) project aimed to minimize the suffering of Covid-19 patients who survive the virus but are left debilitated because their lungs are severely damaged. The GG is called Save Lungs, Save Lives. The Club proposes to treat 25 patients at a cost per patient of $2500 each for a total of $65,000 (Sixty-five thousand).

What is to be noted about this proposal is that Dr. Nasser Yusuf, the President of the host club for the GG is one of the pioneering cardiothoracic surgeons in the world who has developed procedures to treat severe cases of lung problems even after recovery from Covid.

Many patients after recovering from Covid have crippling fatigue, breathlessness which continues for weeks and sometimes months. For patients with localized disease, early surgery can lead to recovery. The cost of surgery for poor patients can be crippling or impossible to bear.

After surgery patients are converted from respiratory cripples to normal persons.

The state of Kerala has had about 4 million cases with about 18,000 deaths. Since the disease is new there is little data on patients who require post covid surgery. Because of this, only a handful of surgeons have ventured to pioneer surgery to help patients recover from crippling lung conditions caused by Covid.

The proposed GG if funded will go a long way in helping Covid patients recover fully and become useful members of society. The Save Lungs, Save Lives Global Grant as a unique project will enhance the image of Rotary International significantly.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3204

Rotary Club of: Calicut

Primary Contact: E Mohammed Koya

Email: bava0123@gmail.com

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Project Status

Need $55,000
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

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