What’s the this initiative?
India is facing its toughest health and humanitarian crisis since independence.
With no hospital admissions available, the only hope for critical COVID-19 patients is to get medical oxygen supply at their homes (in the form of cylinders and oxygen concentrators). Also, small hospitals have no reliable source of medical oxygen.
There is a desperate need to support the exhausted health infrastructure, breaking under the pressure of a ferocious second wave of COVID-19. With more than 300,000 recorded cases every day - higher than any other country in its peak - the health system is on the brink of collapse. So we feel the best way to help is to provide the support it needs. Here is what we are fundraising for:
Countless lives are being lost over the lack of oxygen, the demand for which is ever increasing. Oxygen concentrators ( a medical device that concentrates oxygen from ambient air) are critical to treating patients suffering from mild to moderate effects of Covid-19. Early administration of oxygen significantly improves the condition of the patient leading to faster recovery and thereby, reducing the need for hospitalization.
We are looking to raise Rs. 60 lakhs, to procure and deploy these concentrators in the most densely populated areas where medical infrastructure is the most under stress. Each concentrator costs between INR 55,000 - 65,000. Meeting our target will help us procure that 100 concentrators.
Providing oxygen concentrators which use oxygen from the air and convert it to medical grade oxygen. A patient in need of a concentrator needs to be on it for 5-7 days. How does this help?
This will be a reliable solution for those in need. Providing medical oxygen helps
- Manage home care for patients without the need for hospital admission.
- Help hospitals with a supply of oxygen cylinders that is currently unreliable
- Enable turnover of beds to allow new patients to be admitted. One of the reasons hospitals are not able to discharge patients is because they have no oxygen support at home. This would allow many more patients to be served.
Plan of action -
These machines will be delivered to the poor and needy patients home. These are the patients who can't afford private hospital and are getting delayed to be admitted in Govt hospitals.
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