**** TARGET: We need to raise Rs. 50 lakhs by May 20th to place an order for 100 oxygen concentrators/essential supplies. We are raising INR 15 lakhs ($20,000) here and $50,000 on GoFundMe (U.S.) ***
We will update target demand based on a dynamic assessment of needs on the ground.
In addition to your prayers, India needs Oxygen and it needs it NOW! Oxygen concentrators, generators and cylinders are needed desperately and immediately as supplemental oxygen can help patients in serious conditions breathe while they are waiting for better care. But it does not end there, the country needs a range of medical equipment and supplies such as beds, oximeters, thermometers, flowmeters, PPE kits, as well as vitamins and medications, and the needs will continue to evolve as the pandemic rages across the country.
We need to do our part and we need to do it NOW! Most of the international support is focused on large cities so far. We have chosen to work with Tier 2 cities with limited access where the ground situation is deteriorating fast.
~ Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Ahmedabad Foundation (Ahmedabad)
~ The Optimist Citizen, an NGO (Bhopal)
~ Rotary Club of Patliputra, Rotary District 3250 (Patna, for further distribution to cities and towns across Bihar and Jharkhand)
~ Kanpur Parivartan Forum, Kanpur
To help ensure effective use of your generous donations, recipient organizations are strongly encouraged to cost-share based on ability.
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Ruchira Shukla , Regional Lead, Disruptive Technologies, IFC, World Bank Group; IIT Delhi; IIM Ahmedabad
Rahul Shukla , Tech/Sustainability start-up advisor; Former PE valuation head at Wellington Management; IIT Varanasi; Wharton, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Inderbir Singh Dhingra, Chief Investment Officer, IFC, World Bank; SRCC; IIM Ahmedabad
Dr Saket Sarraf , Founder, ps Collective, India. Policy research and analysis; IIT Kharagpur; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Lopa Shah , Senior Investment Officer, IFC, World Bank Group; Wharton; University of Pennsylvania