We require your urgent help to battle the COVID-19 wave that is crippling large parts of India. India is facing its fiercest health crisis that is devastating families, destroying livelihoods and crippling entire cities. The unprecedented rise in COVID-19 patient numbers, has overstretched the healthcare system and all medical facilities. India is seeing lakhs of new cases on a daily basis with thousands of patients requiring high volumes of oxygen just to survive. Hospitals across the country are not only out beds, but also under oxygen scarcity. Doctors and patients are in dire need of sources to help them battle this deadly disease.
Having a reliable oxygen supply is currently critical for the care of COVID-19 patients to improve the probability of survival. Supplemental oxygen is a first essential step for the treatment of severe COVID-19 patients.
Based on discussions with various people in the medical fraternity (Doctors, CXOs of hospital chains, and Govt. Advisors), we have learnt that Oxygen concentrators are effective to treat patients with mild to moderate symptoms (particularly 85 <SpO2 concentration <94)
With this learning and a goal to ensure that no lives are lost due to lack of oxygen supply at home, we are starting with procurement of 500 oxygen concentrators for loaning free of charge to individuals, institutions, clinics, nursing homes. The whole objective of loaning is to ensure that the devices can be efficiently rotated for optimal use and maximum reach
We plan to scale up our efforts programmatically to increase penetration in Delhi and also serve other cities subsequently