From the Field
Relief Workers' Report
UNITED SIKHS, an international non-profit human development NGO, is currently working to provide humanitarian aid to victims of the Asian tsunami disaster. Current UNITED SIKHS projects include relief efforts in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nicobar Islands, South India, and Aceh, Indonesia.
Donger Singh Admitted in Apollo Hospital, Chennai
Donger Singh, 35 and his mother, Charan Kaur, 65 were brought from Port Blair to Chennai by airplane at 2.40 pm, on March 10th. Bhai Esher Singh, project leader GHANAIA Tsunami relief project, received them and moved Donger Singh in the waiting ambulance and admitted into Apollo hospital. Initial medical procedures are underway. Dr. Sridhar, Specialist Plastic surgery, said it would take another day to complete the documents and prepare an estimate of all the medical expenses. Bhai Esher Singh has made food arrangements for the family, while they are in hospital.
On phone, Donger's mother said that she had moved to the A&N islands 30 yrs back, along with her 2 children(Paramjit Kaur,7, Donger Singh, 4), from Goliyan, Garh Sankar, Distt Hosiarpur, Punjab. Later Kulwinder Kaur was born. She said - "Bhai Saheb ji jad tak hege ne sade kol, sara kuch hega." She was referring to Bhai Esher Singh of UNITED SIKHS, who is looking after the entire relief work in the Island.
Kuldip Singh is working with J P Singh, California on the hospital expenses for Donger Singh. J P Singh has requested Sadh Sangat of El Sabrante Gurudwara to help UNITED SIKHS to pay off the expenses. There will be further updates after Sunday, March 13th meeting at El Sabrante Gurudwara Sahib. In addition to the hospital expenses, Donger Singh would need a wheel chair, bed and mattress to support his back, an air conditioner, a power generator. Estimate for these additional expenses have been submitted to the Sangat for their approval.
UNITED SIKHS is also looking at different avenues of earning for Donger's family. Kulwinder Kaur, 29, victims sister need a job to support her brother and mother. If sangat sponsors a Photocopier, Fax machine and a STD booth in Port Blair Donger Singh's family can earn their living.
- Plastic Surgery of Donger Singh at Apollo.
- Supporting equipment for Donger Singh (Wheel chair, bed-mattress, air condition, generator)
- Support for family to earn their livings.
For detail contact: Kuldip.Singh@unitedsikhs.org