SXUK : COVID-19 Support and Initiatives





The Telegraph Dated: Wednesday, 12 May 2021

St Xavier's University to start isolation-cum pre-hospitalisation centre for Covid patients

The Telegraph Dated: Wednesday, 05 May 2021


COVID-19 Vaccination Camp



A COVID-19 Vaccination Camp was jointly organised by the Siddhartha Shankar Ray Foundation and Nandlal Chrimar Memorial Trust on June 3, 2021 at Bidhannagar Community Hall.
State Minister Shri Sujit Bose, Fr. Felix Raj, Vice-Chancellor of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, Sr. Shirley Sebastian of QMS, Shri Rajesh Chirimar, Local Municipal Councilor and Secretary of SSRF and Mr. Vatsal Chirimar, Secretary of St. Xavier's University Alumni Association (SXUKAA) jointly blessed and inaugurated the camp.
Around 850 vaccine doses were administered in one day.

SAFE HOME for COVID-19 patient

Safe Home at Chetana being blessed by Bishop Salvatore Lobo Safe Home at Chetana being blessed by Bishop Salvatore Lobo


St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, an abode of learning, forming men and women for others, could not be averse to the sudden trajectory demand of beds for individuals suffering from COVID-19 in the government and private hospitals. Fr. John Felix Raj, Vice-Chancellor took a clarion call with a team of committed faculty and officers to extend a part of the Arrupe Building (library block) to be converted into a Safe Home for accommodating corona patients in and around the university.
The Safe Home has provisions for 40 beds backed by a team of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff and a special provision for individuals in need of oxygen. The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, HIDCO and District Administration of North 24 Parganas have kindly consented to partner with us in this noble endeavour undertaken by an academic institution.
Admissions of COVID-19 patients are monitored by a galaxy of medical specialists of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the team at St. Xavier's University, Kolkata.
In response to the West Bengal CM's request, The Catholic Diocese of Asansol in co-operation with St Xavier's University has started three isolation units for Covid-19 patients in Burdwan and Asansol. "The Chetana Ashram in Burdwan has 30 beds in seven rooms," said Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj. In Asansol, St Joseph's School has for 60 beds in eight classrooms and Loreto School has 50 beds for women patients
The Vice-Chancellor Fr. Felix Raj said, "Each one of us has a responsibility to contribute in our own humble way to alleviate the sufferings of humanity. It is time now to heal the world".

- Mario Martin Louis


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