Hindu Charities for America organizes Covid relief for India
As the second wave of the fatal virus burns through India, Hindu Charities for America (HC4A)is partnering with Navya Care to send high-quality oxygen concentrators to underserved Covid-19 patients in India.These oxygen concentrators are state-of-the-art, Inogen Gen 5 made in the U.S. and subsidized to fifty percent of the price. Freight carriers are transporting supplies at no-cost agreements. One oxygen concentrator can be used by sixty patients for one month.Several FedEx 777 charter planes have landed in India with over 81,000 kilos of medical supplies, oxygen concentrators, and over 300,000 N95 masks.The campaign, Hindu Charities for Oxygen(HC4O2), is further raising funds to ensure a speedy and reliable supply of oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies.
"We were collectively hurting. We need to do something to help the situation in India. We chose to align with Navya Care as they had already figured out the sourcing, transport and distribution of oxygen concentrators. It's a relief to see the concentrators already at work at hospitals throughout the country", says Gulshan Singh, Vice-President - Communications, HC4A.
Navya Care is working withTata Memorial Centre and the National Cancer Grid network of over two hundred hospitals across India to ensure no delays in access to supplies once they reach India.Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deputy Director of Epidemiology, Tata Memorial Centre, said, "Great job team for smooth job. You all have done custom clearance in a record time of less than two hours. That is phenomenal. U.S. team did a fabulous job of perfect paperwork."
Dr. Pramesh, Coordinator of the National Cancer Grid (NCG), said: “We are collecting requests for equipment and consumables from hospitals across the NCG, and mapping the current incidence of Covid-19 infections to determine where the greatest needs are and prioritizing government and charitable organizations to finalize the allocation."
These concentrators will be distributed across Goa, Delhi, Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal, Kerala, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
Gitika Srivastava, Founder, CEO of Navya Care said “I got goosebumps to be a part of such an incredibly amazing group of people. Thank you!Every dollar donated is tax-exempted. Please share this initiative with friends and family. We can together save hundreds of lives!”
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