Rural India COVID Relief Fund (RICRF) | Milaap
Rural India COVID Relief Fund (RICRF)
85%
Raised
$16,978
of $20,000
127 supporters
  • Anonymous

    Created by

    Garv and Armaan Bhasin
  • Wp

    This fundraiser will benefit

    With procuring medication for COVID relief in India

    from Delhi

The second wave of COVID in India is unprecedented. Not only has it overwhelmed the health care system, but it has also brought cities across the nation on it's knees. Surrounded by suffering and death there was a ray of hope in the form of a plateau in the total number of new cases. Our aspirations shattered when our screens got lit up with the breaking news of COVID spreading to Rural India.

While the capital New Delhi and several other cities have been hit hardest limited public healthcare, including a dearth of testing facilities, means the threat is grave in rural areas that are home to nearly 70% of the 1.3 billion population.

Our family, like most others have been hearing of friends and families suffering from the wrath of this disease. We often found both our parents over the phone till the wee hours of the morning helping people both known and unknown with medications, oxygen concentrators, masks and arranging hospital beds.

We have initiated this fund in order to help organizations and hospitals in rural towns and villages with medications, oxygen concentrators and medical kits. We have networked with a pharmaceutical  company in India - Good Faith Pharma to help with medications. We have collaborated with Disposafe Health and Lifecare Ltd. for the procurement of 5L oxygen concentrators. Our partners Blue dart, will be providing with courier services.

Research has strongly supported the use of a steroid ( Dexamethasone) in patients requiring oxygen that as been proven to help save lives. The cost of one injection of Dexamethasone is INR 8.40/ 12 cents and the cost of a 4mg tablet  is INR 50/ 68 cents. The cost of a 5L oxygen concentrator is INR 44,800/ $ 625 inclusive of all taxes.

To ensure that every penny is spent towards this purpose, we are personally undertaking all the purchases and deliveries. Our goal is to raise $10,000 (INR 7.4 lacs) through this campaign. We need your support! Every contribution directly benefits people in rural India. 

Together we can make a difference! Together we can save lives!

Garv and Armaan Bhasin
5/17/2021
Due to overwhelming support of the people wanting to help and support this noble cause we have increased our goal amount to $ 15,000. Thank you 🙏
5/23/2021
Due to the benvelonce of our generous patrons,we have increased our goal amount to $20,000.





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