10 September 2008 — Amritapuri
Ashram announced today that it will provide two-crore rupees (3,13,596 € *) in flood-relief work in Bihar today.
Teams of doctors, brahmacharis and other volunteers are already working, treating more than 500 patients a day. Construction of temporary shelters for those made homeless by the floods is now underway. Forty lakhs (62,720€ ) worth of medicines have been provided, as well as food, clothing and other necessities.
And an ambulance and Telemedicine Medical Van are currently in route via rail and should reach the region shortly.
*Conversion of Indian rupees into Euros based on the 10 September 2008 exchange rate of one Euro to 63.78 Indian rupees.