There is a dire shortage of oxygen in Delhi due to a spike in Covid cases. While the government is looking to increase oxygen supply, there are many facilities that will not be served by the first shipments of oxygen expected.
We are long-time Bay Area, California residents with our families back in Delhi. Rohit’s brother is a neurosurgeon at Apollo Hospital in Delhi and we were speaking to him a few nights ago. He told us about the acute shortage of oxygen in Delhi and the news coverage coming out of Delhi has been getting progressively worse. We felt helpless and started looking around to see what we could do. We realized that lack of the Oxygen supplies in hospitals was an acute crisis and decide to try to help with that.
We have delivered 140 Oxygen Concentrators to Burari field Hospital in New Delhi (video in the Updates Tab). We are partnering with SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), which is working with the Delhi government to distribute these.
We are also partnering with Sewa International for fundraising, identifying additional suppliers and capacity and to distribute to Tier 2 cities.
We are looking to raise $500,000 to be able to source more Oxygen Concentrators as well as other urgently needed Covid supplies across India.
There are multiple ways to give:
A sample of the Oxygen Concentrators can be seen via this link https://youtu.be/1zEkMqa3LTw
Here are a list of questions to ask:
Option 1: Procure Oxygen Concentrators for your city:
Step 1: Find out what is required in your region. Local governments, state authorities, and hospitals may already be procuring medical supplies needed. Find out, if possible, when those shipments are expected to arrive and what their distribution priorities are.
Step 2: Try to identify a supplier that can get supplies ahead of these existing supply projections. If you are able to find a supplier that can reduce the lead time (and can meet the criteria in this FAQ #6), then purchase the supplier stock to secure the delivery ASAP.
Step 3: Work wth a local NGOs/Govt/hospitals for distribution logistics.
Option 2: Raise funds and work with Sewa International Covid relief
Step 1: Start a GoFundMe or other platform to raise funds from your network
Step 2: Transfer the funds raised to Sewa International. In the comments section of the Donate page, request that these funds are earmarked for your city. This will be dependent on feasibility and requires the funding of a minimum of 50 oxygen 10L concentrator units (approximately $50k USD).
8. I have an Oxygen Concentrator to donate to an individual/NGO in India. What are the shipping requirements and the process to send from US to India?
9. I have an Oxygen Concentrator to donate. How do I get them to the individual/NGO I have shortlisted?
Read FAQ # 8 first. Here are some shipping options.
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