India is battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. People are dying without medical oxygen because they cannot get a hospital bed, and there is no way for them to get medical oxygen at home. There is no specific database or helpline number to call for supplies. This has led desperate family members to rely on social media, which often leads to unreliable or outdated sources.
Our goal is to make sure medical oxygen reaches those who need it the most, as quickly as possible. We are using a triaging system that involves specific local hospitals operating in low-income communities across India to identify patients in greatest clinical & economic need. Eligible patients are identified immediately and are able to pick up oxygen cylinders and concentrators at zero cost, but against a fully-refundable deposit to ensure that these are returned.
Providing medical oxygen cylinders will help:
We have established supply chains to procure cylinders and have 40,000 cylinders on their way to India. India has ample production capacity of oxygen, but no way to transport it from the sites that make it to patients who need it. The problem we are solving is this last-mile transportation.
Your funds support the purchase of cylinders and concentrators, setting up oxygen desks at hospitals, and transportation costs. For now, the oxygen cylinders are being provided for free, but that could change over time. Everyone (except for those manning help desks) working on this campaign is an unpaid volunteer.
The complete list of hospitals will be on our website shortly. We are not working with nursing agencies as of now, but that could change as the ground situation evolves.
We are currently operating in Delhi & Kolkata and will be expanding to Chandigarh, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Additional cities and towns will be added over time.
OxygenForIndia is a volunteer-run campaign that was started on April 25, 2021. We started this initiative because of the dire situation patients are facing in India, every day. Anyone who is not infected is flooded with calls for help with beds and oxygen cylinders, and these are not available.
OxygenforIndia provides Covid patients emergency oxygen equipment for home. In the interest of making sure that patients with the highest health and economic need are given first priority, we have a triage system in place to handle oxygen cylinder and concentrator requests.
The deposit amount differs based on the type of equipment you are requesting from OxygenForIndia. The deposit payment will be made through RazorPay and the deposit will be returned to you once the cylinder or concentrator has been returned to OxygenForIndia within 72 hours.
The payment has to be made using UPI payments or using a bank account transfer.
|Oxygen Cylinder (1 Quantity)||Rs 5,000|
|Oxygen Cylinder (2 Quantity)||Rs 10,000|
|Oxygen Concentrator (1 Quantity)||Rs 15,000|
You can keep the cylinder or concentrator for a maximum of FIVE days. If for any reason you need to keep this for a longer duration, please reply to your request email to ask for an extension. Our goal is to ensure that the cylinders and concentrators are being used by people who need them the most, and hence request you to return our equipment on time to help others in their time of need.
Please reach out to the OxygenForIndia team and we will find another cylinder or concentrator in our warehouse that is working so you can exchange this.
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We receive funds through the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), a 501c3 organization and global research organization that has been at the forefront of COVID-19 research, including leading the largest COVID-19 contact tracing study in the world.
In India, we receive funds through the Tech4Health Foundation, a registered non-profit with 12a registration and 80g tax exemption.
In the US, if your employer uses Benevity for a corporate giving program, your donation to CDDEP is eligible for a donation match. Go to your employer’s giving site and look for “Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy”.
In India, we are in the process of registering Tech4Health Foundation with Benevity. When this process is complete, if your employer uses Benevity, you will be able to request a donation match. Stay tuned.
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