Johnová (Prague to herself): The Czech Red Cross is one of the key partners in the fight against the covid
09.12.2021 8:36 | Press Release
Prague provided financial support to the Czech Red Cross to help fight another wave of the pandemic.
At Monday’s meeting, Prague councilors approved a proposal to provide funds in the form of a donation of 1 million crowns to the Regional Association of the Czech Red Cross in Prague 1. The association has been cooperating with the municipality since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and is now sending volunteers to help Prague hospitals.
“For the second year in a row, the Czech Red Cross has been one of the capital’s key partners in the fight against the covid; thanks to this cooperation, for example, Prague, unlike other regions, did not have to ask the state to deploy an army. A large part of the helping activities consists of volunteers who, in addition to their profession, have decided to be prepared for the event of emergency, and we support the city as a city. We especially appreciate the willingness and ability to act of the Czech Red Cross, which again sends dozens of volunteers to three Prague hospitals and opens preparatory courses in basic nursing skills for the general public within the CRC Volunteer Advances Register, “said Milena Johnová, Councilor for Social Policy and Healthcare.
The Regional Association of the Czech Red Cross (ČČK) was founded in 2006 and offers basic first aid courses for children and adults, as well as retraining courses for experienced rescuers, supports blood donations and its humanitarian unit helps with house fires, evacuation of residents or search for missing persons. . At the beginning of the pandemic, the CRC began organizing a Modern Nursing in Practice course to help volunteers in congested hospitals or homes for the elderly, dealing with staff shortages and the operation of facilities that are hampered by epidemic measures. This course is free for the general public and volunteers learn how to communicate with the patient, how to manipulate him in bed, how to feed him completely and provide him with personal hygiene.
“Every single crown of a gift is binding for us. It is doubly binding for us to alleviate suffering related to disasters or emergencies. That is, after all, our mission. We are aware that every event that transcends normal borders and limits creates sudden and unexpected needs – white spaces that need to be filled in the shortest possible time to minimize the impact on the health and lives of the population. We appreciate the trust that the capital city of Prague places in us, and we are pleased that we have become a reliable partner of the city for times of adversity and disaster. The financial award is primarily an award for the activities of all volunteers who are involved in managing the epidemic, and therefore we will use the funds to strengthen their crisis activities, but also in preparation for the crisis, “says Richard Smejkal, crisis manager of the CRC Regional Association. Prague 1.
- The “street” volunteer registration center was in operation in the first wave of the pandemic. Those interested applied via the web form, received a “Volunteer” card in Dobrostan on Mariánské náměstí and registered in the application, which, however, they responded to requests for help from those in need. Dobrovan was run by members of the CRC. 76 people took turns in shifts. A total of 4800 people were registered, 3282 unique volunteer cards were issued.
- The helpline served people who could not leave their homes. On the toll-free line, they ordered a service such as buying, picking up medicines from a pharmacy, or walking a pet. The connection between the applicant and the volunteer took place via the internal Slack application and the telephone. 1428 requests were resolved by a volunteer, 231 requests were closed directly by phone.
- Training of carers in the first and second waves of the pandemic, which trained two thousand people. A team of 18 lecturers, mostly members of the Regional Association, is involved in the implementation. In the first months of 2021, another 934 people were trained. With the onset of the current wave of the pandemic, new training continues.
- The operation of the Metropolitan Vaccination Center in Prague has been set up and its implementation is taking place in cooperation with the CRC, which provides several medical / assistant positions in the vaccination center.
- Assistance in residential social facilities was arranged by the crisis staff of the capital and thanks to this a team of 7 members of the CRC, contact persons for individual management of social facilities in Prague. The task was to provide the necessary needs, offer help from volunteers and support. In total, the CRC cooperated with 56 facilities.
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