Update on Oxygen mission: 450 oxygen concentrators received.

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Over the last week, more than 7.5 lakh CRED members pledged their CRED coins and helped us initiate deploying funds of ₹10 crores to our partners at Milaap, Hemkunt Foundation, and Give India. These organisations are placing orders for necessary equipment for hospitals and healthcare organisations, and having them shipped this week.

The contributions shared with Milaap have helped accelerate their efforts to raise funds for oxygen (details of which can be tracked here). From this contribution, 450 oxygen concentrators have arrived till now, which will be deployed to hospitals across India within next 10 days. 

The hospitals and healthcare organizations to which the equipment will be sent are being assessed on the urgency of needs which Milaap’s partner Swasth Foundation has mapped (read more details here). 

Impact as on 3rd May, 2021

The 450 concentrators are designed to operate at a capacity of 5 litres per minute each and if run for 12 hours a day, they can generate an aggregate of more than 1.5 million litres per day. With this tranche, we expect to serve the need for up to 45 million litres over a month from deployment. Details of where it has been deployed, and the number of patients it has benefited, will be updated on this blog in the coming weeks.

 

First shipments arriving in Delhi, on May 1, 2021 (Credit: Milaap)

The mission continues

Our contributions channeled to Give India and Hemkunt Foundation have been deployed for the necessary equipment. The on-ground impact of this will be clear to us on May 15th, after which we will share more updates with you.

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