They are typically poorer and will work and interact through illness to make ends meet.
Our funds beyond $550K will help pay for vaccinations for the Unorganized sector in India - the daily wage workers, the truck drivers. The face huge logistical challenges to get vaccinated, needing a phone with the CoWin App, Internet Access, Needing an official Aadhar card being some of them.
Our partner hospitals can secure 10K vaccinations.
All donation are directly managed by SaveLIFE Foundation a 501(c)(3) charity (EIN 36-4775715). All equipment that is donated via SaveLIFE is being tagged and monitored by an independent team from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). If we are unable to secure enough funds for 10K vaccinations, the funds will be used for other Covid relief.
Product Delivery Update:
June 22nd: For medical equipment donated so far, see details at covidreliefindia.com/updates
As of this writing, 3 people are dying in India every minute, and this number is likely underreported.
Over 15 million people in India are infected right now. Even children who are suffering with severe symptoms and dying along with the adults.
More than 3000 families bid goodbye to a loved one, just in one day. More than 200,000 people have already died. A quick look around and you’ll see grieving families everywhere wearing hazmat clothing as they perform last rites amidst funeral and cremation fires.
Hospitals have run out of basic medical supplies, with many patients dying from oxygen shortages.
What’s the money going to buy?
OxyFlow 5L is one type of Oxygen Concentrators that will be purchased. 10L Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen generator plant and breathing apparatus are also high priority requirements that may be purchased.
Here's the actual PO for 224 units that have been ordered using funds generated here.
SaveLIFE Foundation is working with the Delhi government to buy and distribute the units to hospitals where they’re desperately needed. Additional funds generated will be used for procuring additional medical supplies at the behest of the Delhi government.
Why are so many units needed?
Each concentrator is used by a needy patient for 7-14 days. Given the sheer number of cases, the requirements are in excess of 50,000 concentrators across India.
Why should I donate?
India has been a good global citizen, sharing vaccines and other medications to the rest of the world during the first wave. Now that the situation in the USA has begun to right itself, let’s return the favor and keep houses as full as possible at holidays and festivities. May they not have to cremate one more father, mother, sister, brother, or friend.
All donations are directly managed by SaveLIFE Foundation (EIN 36-4775715). As the products are purchased and delivered to their destination, we will keep you up to date on this GoFundMe page.
Reuters coverage with statistics
May 16th: Planning to purchase 300 Oxygen cylinders for the Govt of Karnataka. Also, planning to buy 40 Ventilators for ICU beds in Delhi. After these two purchases are executed, the funds from this campaign to date will have been consumed.
May 16th: 224 O2 Concentrators delivered to date, 350 more O2 Concentrators expected to be delivered this week.
May 12th: 24 more units delivered to Delhi Dwarka Govt Hospital. Total delivered to date - 224
May 8th: 60 more unit delievered to Rakabganj CovidCare Center. Total delivered to date - 200.
May 6th: 140 units delivered to the Burari hospital, Delhi. Total 574 Oxygen Concentrators ordered till date (including some non GFM funds). See details at covidreliefindia.com/updates
May 4th: 140 units have been handed over to the Burari hospital.
May 3rd: 140 units cleared from the airport. To be counted and handed over to the Burari hospital in the morning.
May 3rd: 140 units waiting to be released from IGI airport.
April 29th: 100 units have left the factory and are in transit to help save lifes.
April 27th: Expanding our focus to include other medical equipment supporting oxygen supply and respiratory care.
April 27th: Order placed for 100 10L/min Oxygen Concentrators. Expect to arrive in Delhi next week
April 26th: Order placed for 224 5L/min Oxygen Concentrators placed. Expect shipments to arrive this weekend
April 24: As additional funds beyond the target are raised, we will expand procurement and distribution to cover more facilities and areas beyond Delhi. Details to follow. Please keep the donations coming!
Funding Target Updates:
May 7: 500K Target met: Raising target to $750,000 to help with procuring O2 generation plant and breathing apparatus
Apr24: Target met: Another supplier will provide 100 10L units to India by May 7th. Raising target to $250,000.
Apr21: SanRai will supply 200 5L units to India starting May 1 if we raise $100,000 by April 24.
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