Greetings from all of us at the Homes. I am writing with an update of the current situation. We are all very well by the grace of God.
I am in regular touch with all concerned with regular meetings to review and assess the situation continuously.
As far as food is concerned there are enough stocks of dry rations. For fresh supplies like vegetable and fish the Department is managing locally. Initially, there was a scarcity of medical supplies all over but this has now eased off. I have blocked specific articles at different medical outlets such as medical soap, liquid dettol, liquid disinfectant solution and surgical masks. These will be available to us as and when required. For the time being we have sufficient stock of the same.
It is heartening to note that the North Bengal Medical College has been declared a testing facility and the hospital at Rambi, which lies between Kalimpong and Siliguri has been earmarked as the designated Isolation facility.
All the children are well and happy. The food being served to them is very good under the prevailing circumstances. All our teachers are interacting with the students online and so the academic aspect is also being taken care of.
Prior to the lockdown those parents who wished to take their children home were granted permission. Currently, we have 55 supported boys and 51 supported girls who are on the campus at Dr. Graham’s Homes. 32 supported boys and 34 supported girls went home with their parents. We are preparing for the UK committee a comprehensive and classified list of names and relevant details of the sponsored children.
We continue to pray that God will see us all through these extremely trying times.
Neil Monteiro 1 May 2020