Looking for oxygen concentrators? See how the Telemedicine app is helping India fight COVID-19.
New Delhi, April 25: India is currently battling a major second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an alarming oxygen supply crisis. In such a situation, a nonprofit consortium called Swasth app is lending a hand.
Looking for an oxygen concentrator, plasma donor, or a hospital bed? for you or your loved ones? Swasth together with ACT Grants has launched a website called liferesources.in where you can find all the necessary details to help you. Also, read See How Delhi Hospital Saved 100 Lives just in time.
Swasth, which is much more than a telemedicine application, has created a single source of high-quality, clinically validated protocol by ensuring that a Covid-19 patient does not suffer from misinformation.
The app directs patients to various service providers, whether it’s to buy drugs online, find plasma donors, search for the closest hospitals, or provide updates on bed availability. It also provides the phone numbers for these hospitals.
Amid the shortage of oxygen cylinders and concentrators, Swasth, an initiative promoted by a group of healthcare and technology professionals, is raising funds to help hospitals across the country gain immediate access to oxygen concentrators.
India’s estimated need is for almost 200,000 oxygen concentrators. So far, Swasth has already purchased 10,000 hubs that will be deployed next week. The campaign seeks to raise a fund of 1.5 million rupees and is still seeking people to contribute to the efforts.
The demand / supply and the distribution mechanism will be published in the public domain to ensure that the greatest transparency and all donors see the impact of their contribution.
Fundraising details for oxygen concentrators:
Each high flow oxygen concentrator costs Rs. 85,000 and each low flow concentrator costs Rs 45,000.
• A contribution of Rs 45,000 will provide a low-flow concentrator that can treat and save the lives of up to 900 patients with mild to moderate illnesses.
• A contribution of Rs. 85000 will acquire a high-flow concentrator that can treat and save the lives of up to 550 critically or critically ill patients.
Here’s how you can contribute:
Individuals in India: These contributions are eligible for tax benefits for Indian citizens under Sec 80G
Donate at Impactguru: https://www.impactguru.com/fundraiser/oxygen
b) Donate in Milaap: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/Donate-for-Oxygen
Individuals in other countries: Donate at Milaap: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/Donate-for-Oxygen. US citizens contributing> $ 1000 can take advantage of tax exemptions for donations made at Milaap
Large individual grants from India or other countries: For grants> Rs 7.50,000 or $ 10,000, write to us directly at [email protected]
Organization-based financing or CSR: To contribute as an organization from India or other countries, write to us directly at [email protected]
Long term partners: You can also partner with Swasth.app in its long-term mission to accelerate the adoption of digital health tools across India through open source products. Write to [email protected] for more information.
Swasth is a nonprofit alliance of healthcare providers who came together to coordinate their resources and respond to COVID-19. Our board members include Nachiket Mor, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Dr. CS Pramesh, Dr. Ranjan Pai, Shobana Kamineni, and Shahshank ND. The Swasth alliance creates open source products that work with public and private healthcare systems to accelerate the adoption of digital healthcare in India.
ACT is a social change movement for the startup ecosystem in India, enabling change agents to give their time, talent and resources to mobilize solutions that address social problems at scale. ACT started as a response to fight COVID-19 and has now expanded its mandate to cover healthcare, education, the environment, and women’s participation in the workforce.
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