Inspired by the values of equality, social justice, the rule of law, and all its ideals, we believe in the sentiment that when human values are combined with technology, we can bring massive changes. Our commitment to improving the quality of life of the people around is fueled by the motto- “Care is above all.”
SAANSEIN- The Struggle to Breathe, is an initiative by United Helping Hands Foundation, lead by the young group of doctors of Hamdard University New Delhi in collaboration with CHINAR FOUNDATION and JKSA.
After an year of extensive hard work and research by the professionals from the healthcare community, the pandemic has returned in full swing, and is affecting people with an unprecedented intensity which is evident from the exponential increase in the number of cases, along with the increased severity of infection which has led to over-burdening of hospitals and the complete collapse of our already struggling healthcare system. Given this huge shortage of resources, medicines, oxygen, ventilators and other essential equipments, many lives are getting lost, that otherwise could have been saved.
To save the precious lives stuck between sickness and depleting resources, we are ready to do what it takes to help out and we need your support. Our new fundraiser “SAANSEIN”, is dedicated to procuring and donating oxygen cylinders, concentrators, oxygen generator plants, and kits to various public health institutions and Covid centers across Delhi/NCR, Lucknow, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Mumbai and Jammu & Kashmir.
The number of infected patients is rising every day and our healthcare infrastructure is not equipped to bear the brunt. If we continue to take no action, we will soon be swamped to a point where professionals will face a choice of whom to save.
The time to act is now. Every day is an opportunity to save more lives.
We humbly request you to donate whatever you can and be an active change agent in the fight against the second wave of COVID-19. Every rupee donated will go towards mitigating the shortage of resources in this unprecedented disaster.
WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED ABOUT OXYGEN SHORTAGE?
COVID-19 is a virus that directly affects the lungs, making it fluid-filled and inflamed. This reduces a person’s lung capacity, leading to a steady fall in blood oxygen levels. Elderly patients and those with pre-existing lung conditions are affected the most, sometimes requiring oxygen support to help sustain life. This kind of support is crucial and life-saving when the immune system is fighting off the infection.
However, in a country like India where our hospitals are ill-equipped and medical resources are scarce, oxygen shortage could mean that patients who could be treated will be denied care. Covid-19 is not just causing the loss of life but is also destroying families, leaving behind a lifetime of pain, anguish and trauma especially in cases where the disaster could have been averted had the gap between the availability and demand of resources been adequately met.
Now in this current pandemic situation, for procuring oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators and oxygen generator plants we need a fund of approximately Rs 3,00,000,000. We were able to raise funds during the first wave with the help of our friends and family. Our work during Covid last year and our effective & transparent working, helped us win the hearts of people across the country.
We call our fellow citizens to participate and disseminate this initiative in the fight against the crisis our country is facing.
Thank you for your interest in our campaign. We hope you will support the cause in any way you can and look forward to your generous patronage.
This is a 100% non-profit and charitable initiative and the money raised will go directly to the public health institutions. We will keep all our esteemed donors updated about our total funds raised, utilized, acquisition of Concentrators, distribution, and how many patients were benefitted from the entire campaign.
Help our campaign to let India Breathe by donating today!
The procured oxygen concentrators/cylinders shall be a mix of high-flow and low-flow devices. These oxygen concentrators/cylinders will be channeled to hospitals across levels of care that will support the response against COVID-19 as well as strengthen the health system in the longer term.
The process of distribution of concentrators is based on 3 key principles, namely:
i) Equitable distribution
Distribution to be made as rapidly as possible to save the maximum lives. The assessment of impact shall also be undertaken on a daily basis.
"Chinar Foundation is a humanitarian effort that’ seeks Hindu-Muslim unity and has been working towards its developmental agenda in Kashmir.
United Helping Hands Foundation is a student collective formed by medical students of Jamia Hamdard. The purpose was to crowdfund treatment of poor Patients in our Hospital, which is a private hospital. We also took up other tasks like setting up a medicine bank, coordinating for blood donation, and organizing health camps.
- Aasif Abdullah
- Indervansh Singh Chadda
- Dr. Affan
- K K Mokhey
- Misbah Gillani
- Monika Singh
- Nasir Khuehami, JK Students Association
If you are a donor looking to contribute >Rs.5,00,000 or a company looking to deploy a CSR budget, or for any further queries or questions, please write to us at saansein_for_India@gmail.com