We at The Style Salad have partnered with Dr. Gayatri Sharma to help support her initiative of selling her own artwork, of which 100% sales go towards COVID relief / support.
Dr. Gayatri Sharma, an Emergency Medicine Physician, working in the Emergency department of a renowned hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Since it is a mission hospital, the inflow of daily patients is extremely high. For the past year, since the beginning of this pandemic, the ER has been a Covid-19 ER.
In this second wave of the pandemic, hundreds of patients having been coming through to this ER daily. As a doctor, She has noticed that a patient suffering from Covid-19 or their families visit the hospitals in an act of desperation or even for their peace of mind, but the financial strain of the treatment drives them away.
These costs are not high per se. Basic initial care, medicines and the ambulance charges alone are enough to push the families of many of her patients into crisis. Often, her patients leave because they know they or their families cannot afford it and thereby by leaving, they forego potentially lifesaving treatment.
"As a doctor, it is extremely difficult to turn patients away or watch them leave daily due to financial constraints. Therefore, it is my humble request to YOU, to extend your support in helping these families cover their basic Covid treatment costs." Says Dr. Gayatri
If you like the digital art that she has illustrated, then please consider buying a piece or two. Each work is a labour of love, often done with a friend or family member in mind. Each piece has helped Dr. Gayatri calm and ease her mind after the intense firefighting at the ER.
All proceeds, that is, every rupee that you pay apart from the shipping charges, will be spent on covering that basic care and charges for patients at our ER doors, who otherwise, would not have been be able to afford them.
All funds that come in will be disbursed by a social worker at this hospital. This is to ensure accountability and unbiasedness as to who deserves these funds. He/she will assess each patient’s need and provide accordingly.
As the funds are disbursed all receipts will be made available and we can share an excel sheet with all the details to keep it transparent.
"I would like to say that I we are just a three person team, with my husband and brother managing it all. We are working on our regular jobs, but we were compelled to start this because of the situation I see everyday at work. It is truly as bad as it appears on the media. If required I can send photographs to confirm this. " Says Dr. Gayatri.
Please Note: The Style Salad does not retain ANY profits. The money from this sale is collected and handed over directly to Dr. Gayatri. We are merely lending her our platform and contributing in whatever little way we can in these gruelling times. So we urge you to please help us in helping support Dr. Gayatri & her team who have been fighting tirelessly for our fellow countrymen!
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