Thursday, August 27, 2020

Battling the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Some one had said it very well: "It Is Difficult To Do Nothing".

Not that I have nothing to do - I have humongous amount of work to do - all Rotary related. In my capacity as the Club Secretary, our Club Members have willed that I source for funding from around the world to supplement the efforts of the King, The RGoB and the Ministry of Health. Thus even while most of the Bhutanese people are twirling their thumbs in the current locked-down situation - doing nothing, I am frantic with work, communicating with the global community of Rotarians - seeking funding to acquire much needed medical equipment and supplies to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Rotary Club of Thimphu is currently endeavoring to help the Ministry of Health acquire the following critically needed supplies that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus:

1.  Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
2.  RNA Extraction Equipment
3.  Deep freezer -80°C/-30°C Freezers
4.  Micro Centrifuge
5. Medical Waste Incinerator to safely dispose off COVID-19
    related medical waste from quarantine centers, isolation
    centers and hospitals.

The good news is that we are pretty much there - substantial sums have been assured by Clubs from Sweden, Malaysia, Japan, Honolulu and Korea - to fund the purchase and donation of the above medical equipment and supplies.

Even better, all of us are doing the work with BIG, BIG SMILES!

Talking of smiles, please take a look at the following - such beautiful smiles. Priceless!!

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