Support Swasth & ACT Grants to procure Oxygen concentrators for India | Milaap
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Support Swasth & ACT Grants to procure Oxygen concentrators for India
7%
Raised
Rs.3,000
of Rs.45,000
2 supporters
  • Anonymous

    Created by

    Sai Priya
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Swasth

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

80G tax benefits for INR donations

As of today, India is undergoing a severe second wave with the world’s highest daily cases. Hospitals and healthcare providers are running out of resources in the fight against COVID-19 and the situation on the ground is dire.

Oxygen is critically required to treat patients affected with COVID, many of whom require hospitalization due to fluctuating oxygen levels. However, there is a severe shortage of oxygen availability across hospitals in India. Oxygen concentrators are alternate devices to oxygen cylinders – while cylinders contain a finite amount of oxygen supply, a concentrator recycles oxygen from the air and delivers it to the patient. They can be used to manage patient requirements without looking for external sources of oxygen.

Swasth Digital Health Foundation along with ACT Grants is looking to procure oxygen concentrators and channel them to hospitals across levels of care in remote areas for COVID response and long-term health system strengthening. These oxygen concentrators can save many thousands of lives and bolster much-needed resources for hospitals. They can also be used to treat outpatients, reducing the load on hospital beds and easing the stress faced by patients.

Swasth is looking to raise Rs.1.5 Crores to procure the concentrators and deploy the same in areas of great need. The process of distribution of concentrators will be transparent and published in the public domain so every donor can see the impact he has created. The effort has already secured 10000 concentrators for immediate deployment and is currently raising funds to procure more.

Each high flow oxygen concentrator costs Rs. 85,000 and each low flow concentrator costs Rs 45,000.
  • A contribution of Rs.45000 will procure one low-flow concentrator that can treat and save the lives of up to 900 patients with mild to moderate illness.
  • A contribution of Rs. 85000 will procure one high-flow concentrator that can treat and save the lives of up to 550 patients with a severe or critical illness.
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2) Are there bank transfer/wire options available for international donors?
Yes, there are 2 options.  

1) For Donors outside India and USA:
You can make a transfer to the following bank account

Beneficiary Name / Milaap Social Ventures USA
Account Number / 9800991814
Type of Account / Checking
Beneficiary Address / 5335 Montrose Drive,
Dallas, TX 75209
Bank name / Evolve Bank & Trust
ABA Routing Number / 084106768
Bank Address / 6070 Poplar Ave, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38119

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2) For DAFs, Family Foundations and HNIs in the US
Donations above $1000 towards this initiative can be made through Milaap’s 501c3 partner in the US and will receive tax-exemption for US tax-residents.

Name: Asset India Foundation
EIN: 20-5139364  
Account # 2602388791
Routing # 122105278
Bank name: Wells Fargo Bank  
Swift code: WFBIUS6S

Please send an email to anoj@milaap.org and finance@milaap.org with the transfer details to receive acknowledgement.  Acknowledgement will be issued within 1-2 working days.

3) Why are the exchange rates lower than real-time values?
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The exchange rate they receive in Rupees is based on that date of receipt of funds through their bank. For example, current (27-04-2021) notional FX rate on site is  52 INR / SGD whereas the equivalent  FX rate at the time of transfer (on 27-04-2021) to recipient is around ~ 55 INR / SGD

The notional value of keeping a slightly lower exchange rate for display is to ensure that fundraisers don't suffer from a shortage should there be a fluctuation/volatility in currency movements. So we are conservative with our display. Please note that we make no money directly or indirectly in FX arbitrages or floats associated with it.

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