Goa: Two students turn personal phone numbers into Covid helpline

When Goa hit the peak of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this month, it was distressing for two final year BSc zoology students of Dhempe College, Miramar, to witness the calls for beds and oxygen supply that were flooding social media. Classmates, Vaishnavi Naik and Rohit Nikam wanted to help, but, as students, neither they nor their friends had the means to gather financial donations. The duo then stumbled on the idea of creating a website compiling all the Covid-19 facilities available in the state.