Singapore Universities Mission Oxygen (SUMO) | Milaap
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  • Srikanth

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    Srikanth Reddy Somereddy
  • Cp

    This fundraiser will benefit

    COVID-19 patients

    from India

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Singapore Universities' Mission Oxygen  #SUMO

We are a group of NUS, NTU and SMU alumni (including www.milaap.org Founder Anoj Viswanathan) aiming to source 100 oxygen concentrators for India from overseas suppliers. These oxygen concentrators shall be given to two organizations viz. CEL and Mission Mercy working on the ground to help COVID-19 patients struggling to get access to medical oxygen.

Community Empowerment Lab (CEL) is led by NTU alumna Aarti Kumar and John Hopkins University educated medical doctor Dr. Vishwajeet. CEL was the winner of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award 2014. It is a community-entrenched global health research and innovation organization based in Shivgarh, central Uttar Pradesh, a rural area with a population of ~150,000. CEL is working directly with the community and Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission to mount a COVID-19 emergency response. At the moment every 4th household has at least one member who is affected. The oxygen concentrators will be set up in the community health centers to provide care to patients locally.

#MercyMission is a consortium of more than 20 NGOs based in Bangalore, helping the needy and homeless in the city fight COVID-19 crisis. The group is supporting COVID-19 patients with oxygen and ambulances. To ensure preparedness, Mercy Mission ambulance teams of paramedical staff & trained volunteers have been formed to help ferry COVID-19 patients to hospitals. Mercy Mission has been receiving an average of more than 2000 calls on their helpline looking for assistance.

How you can help?
We need your contributions to raise USD 75,000 to purchase 100 Oxygen Concentrators from overseas suppliers to help save an estimated 4000 lives.

References
Achievements of Community Empowerment Lab’s (CEL)

1. https://www.livemint.com/Consumer/xrYFuB85fcfXMJvuEWuZ4J/Indian-innovators-win-2-Grand-Challenges-awards.html
2. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/lucknow/shivgarh-s-touching-measures-to-reduce-infant-mortality/article1-1016206.aspx
3. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/establishing-healthier-tr_b_1371225

Mercy Mission's Phenomenal work for COVID-19

1. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ngos-free-plasma-service/article32911723.ece
2. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/corona-warriors-brace-for-worst-case-scenario/articleshow/82254785.cms
3. https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/cover-story/oxyjanata-party/articleshow/82263939.cms

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