Swasth Alliance and ACT grants are looking to procure 50,000 Oxygen Concentrators (OCs) and other medical supplies to aid the fight against COVID-19.
Oxygen concentrators are devices that help concentrate oxygen from the ambient air by removing nitrogen and delivering pure oxygen to individuals, whose blood oxygen levels (SpO2) readings drop below 93%. Ideal oxygen levels should be between 94-99%.
How can you help? By supporting our campaign through donations and spreading the word!
What are the costs for procurement of these devices? The procured OCs shall be a mix of high-flow and low-flow devices. Each high flow oxygen concentrator costs Rs. 60,000 (USD 800) and each low flow concentrator costs Rs 45,000 (USD 600). The rates of procurement are basis bulk orders placed with our suppliers.
Where and how are the OCs being deployed? These oxygen concentrators will be channeled to hospitals across levels of care that will support the response against COVID-19 as well as strengthen the health system in the longer term.
The process of distribution of concentrators is based on 3 key principles, namely:
i) Equitable distribution - Ensuring the areas and institutions in most need receive them
ii) Transparency - All details on demand and deployment shall be published on the website. These dashboards can be accessed at: https://www.swasth.app/oxygenforindia
iii) Impact: Distribution to be made as rapidly as possible to save the maximum lives. The assessment of impact shall also be undertaken on a monthly basis.
Who are Swasth and ACT Grants? Swasth is a not-for-profit alliance of healthcare providers, working with public and private health systems to coordinate their resources and response to COVID-19. Our board includes Dr. Nachiket Mor, Dr. CS Pramesh, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Shashank ND (Practo), Shobana Kamineni (Apollo Hospitals), Ranjan Pai (Manipal Hospitals), and Dr. Ajay Nair (CEO). Learn more @ Swasth.app
ACT is a social change movement for the start-up ecosystem in India, enabling changemakers to give their time, talent, and resources to mobilize solutions that address societal problems at scale. ACT started as a response to fight COVID-19, has now expanded its mandate to cover healthcare, education, environment, and women’s participation in the workforce. Learn more @ actgrants.in
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