While hospitals in developed countries often produce their own oxygen, those in India typically rely on trucks that travel long distances to replenish their liquefied oxygen tanks or even cylinders.
This complex logistics network has crumbled as Covid-19 patient numbers have surged in virus hotspots such as Delhi. Normally, about 5% of hospital inpatients require oxygen support. The majority of hospitalized Covid-19 patients need oxygen, requiring hospitals to replenish far more frequently.
Each new 10kg Oxygen cylinder costs ₹6500. The pipe and mask cost ₹700. So we plan to buy 50 cylinders with pipe and mask, for a total of ₹ 360000.
Every little bit of donation will help. We aim to get oxygen timely to as many patients as we can. Thank you for your consideration.
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