When the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, the nation’s healthcare system was ill-prepared to handle the onslaught, and while tremendous efforts are afoot to curb the spread in the large metros of the country, Rural India is still largely ignored.
To address the same, Sankalp alumni Dr. Vikas Malik, along with Manika Agarwal and Sanjay Gupta, initiated a volunteer group named “COVIDCARE“. Their mission is to save lives by acquiring refurbished oxygen concentrators overseas and send them to Indian hospitals. So far, COVIDCARE has managed to ship 15 oxygen concentrators to rural medical facilities near Delhi and Jaipur. Most of these concentrators have a double flow, providing respiratory support for two individuals simultaneously in critical care.
Batch-1 for AaramBagh, Delhi – 5 Nos.
Batch-2 for Sarojini Nagar, Delhi – 5 Nos.
Batch-3 for Jaipur – 5 Nos.
With the help of Kavindra Taliyan, CEO of Atal Incubation Center – JNUFI(Atal Innovation Mission, NITI AAYOG, Govt of India), who works closely with government agencies and hospitals in India. The concentrators have been seamlessly transported, received and distributed on the ground to doctors and hospitals in need.
COVIDCARE is aiming to ship 80 such oxygen concentrators in a span of 3-4 weeks. Each piece of equipment and its accessories costs around $800 – $1000 along with shipping charges.
Sankalp is partnering with team COVIDCARE to help them raise funds to carry out their mission. In this fight, every penny counts!
For more updates, please visit : https://www.covidcare4u.org/