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.
Update from Esher Singh
Major Santokh Singh, who was seconded by the Pingalawara Charity of Amritsar to be part of the UNITED SIKHS relief team in Campbell Bay ( Gt Nicobar), suffered a heart attack in the early hours of Wednesday. He has been evacuated from Campbell Bay to Port Blair and admitted in the Dhanvantri naval hospital. UNITED SIKHS Team Leader, Bhai Esher Singh, is with him. The hospital at Cambell Bay could not arrange any ambulance to take him to Port Blair because the ambulance at the Cambell Bay hospital was not available.
At about 5:15 Major Santokh Singh, who has been working with the UNITED SIKHS team to deliver three shipments of relief supplies form Chennai to Campbell Bay, (see pix 26 of Major Santokh Singh in a white short sleeves shirt), complained about a chest pain followed by vomitting and profuse sweating. Two tablets of medication were kept under his tongue. At about 6 am he was taken to the local hospital and kept under close observation. There was hardly any conveyance to take him to the mainland.
Major Santokh Singh (left) helping to load truck with supplies.