Because Covid-19 has made such an impact on India, us children and students in the US would like to help out too!
Leffler Academy of Music is holding online music recitals, where the students can perform and raise money for this cause. Please help this great cause, and donate to Breathe India.
We contributed to Delhi, now we expand to help UP!
Phase I for Delhi concluded with a total funding of Rs.2.4Cr. Till date, 10 OCs to Ambedkar Nagar Hospital and 10 ventilators (in place of 100 OCs, based on a need-assessment), to the make-shift GTB Hospital have been delivered. 220 concentrators awaited.
Phase II is for UP & live (all proceeds beyond Rs.2.4Cr). Orders placed for 125 oxygen concentrators, 500 flowmeters, 1200 medical kits, 200 cylinders.
35 have been delivered to Bulandshaher, Shravasti & Hardoi.
Link to the updates: Breathe India
------------------------------------------India created a new global record with about 3.9L+ cases in a 24-hour period & fatalities at ~4000 with innumerable viral fatalities going uncounted. We currently account for ~40% of the daily cases globally, exposing the unpreparedness for the lethal second wave. With an acute shortage of medical supplies, beds, oxygen and an overburdened healthcare personnel, the situation is nowhere under control with just 2.6% of the population fully vaccinated.
On 25th April 2021, we got together to do something for a gasping India, when something as basic as oxygen became a dire necessity.
BreatheIndia Campaign was launched in collaboration with SaveLife Foundation, with a very ambitious goal of 250 oxygen concentrators. The concentrators were to be distributed to Delhi hospitals and COVID Care Centers based on the need in close coordination with the Delhi government.
With the support of a large number of donors, especially IITK alumni, we raised Rs. 2.41 Cr in 4 days from the campaign. Orders were placed for about ~330 concentrators & 10 Oxygen concentrators have been received at Ambedkar Nagar Hospital. 10 Ventilators, instead of a placed order of 100, were purchased based on a need-based assessment, and have been successfully delivered to make-shift GTM hospital. 220 concentrators are still awaited. Phase I fund raise concluded on April 30th, 5PM.
Phase II was launched in collaboration with RightWalk Foundation, a Lucknow based NGO, Phase II went live on April 30th, 5PM. Funds are being raised in procuring concentrators, cylinders, oximeters and other medical equipment as required. A collaboration with Right Walk will enable use to reach out to the less-privileged communities of UP.
Link to the updates: Breathe India
Instagram handle - @_breatheindia
About Us - Team is an IITK Alumnus, from different batches, who came together to help India in this time of crisis
Ashutosh Ranka MPA (2020-2022),LSE | Delhi Government |Ex Mckinsey | (email@example.com)
Isha Agrawal - Analog Design Engineer, Texas Instruments | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nikhil Asati - Consultant, EXL Services | (email@example.com)
Kavya Eluru - Business Finance, Udaan | EdTech | Construction Industry | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Randhir Shah - Senior Field Engineer & Customer Engagement Coordinator | Schlumberger | (email@example.com)
Gundeep Kaur - Screenwriter, Film Director |
Mounica Sarla - CEO’s Office, Univ.Ai | IIM Calcutta
We are also extensively supported by our EU Team
Apart from the immense support from the team & the donors - we are also supported by a few other IITK startups like GIVA for logistical support & Saveo for procurement of Medical kits