Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) launched a fundraising campaign to combat coronavirus, protect the medical and other professionals fighting the virus, and help families financially affected by the stay-at-home policy.
The two-month campaign is estimated to benefit more than 8,000 persons. QRCS targets to raise QR11.3 million to implement projects towards eliminating the coronavirus infection in the country.
Under approval No. 1038/2020 from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), several projects will be executed in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).
These include control of coronavirus by providing health and psychological services for those at risk of infection at quarantine locations and by raising awareness of workers at health centers, companies and factories; provision of health care and personal supplies for inmates and workers at quarantine locations (mattresses, blankets, clothes, and hygiene kits); provision of psychological support for the quarantined persons to boost their morale throughout the isolation period; provision of health-protective supplies such as masks and sanitizers to ensure Coronavirus protection; provision of personal protective equipment for the volunteers and staff working at facilities or districts at risk of infection; and provision of food meals for the workers and other vulnerable groups affected by the stop of work and home quarantine.