Help India Breathe – Oxygen Drive
Over the last week, India has dealt with the world’s worst infection total this year, with one COVID-19 related death being reported every five minutes. As hospitals continue to run out of oxygen, beds, and medications, patients have begun to be turned away in droves, leading to a complete collapse within the country’s health care system. As of Monday, SikhAid has laid the groundwork to procure and airlift much-needed equipment and oxygen delivery systems. SikhAid will be working directly with a few Covid-19 hospitals in major Indian cities to facilitate the delivery and deployment of these resources. To support our relief efforts, please share this message and donate whatever you can. In this state of urgency, every Rupee counts towards saving a life.
Maharashtra and Gujarat in the west, Haryana in the north, and Madhya Pradesh in central India are all facing an oxygen shortage.
In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, some hospitals have put “oxygen out of stock” boards outside, and in the state capital Lucknow hospitals have asked patients to move elsewhere.
Smaller hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi are doing the same. Desperate relatives in several cities are lining up outside oxygen refilling centres. One plant in the southern city of Hyderabad hired bouncers to manage the crowd.
Many stricken with coronavirus are dying while they wait. Hospitals are struggling to accommodate breathless patients, or even keep alive those who were lucky enough to find a bed. Social media feeds and WhatsApp groups are full of frantic pleas for oxygen cylinders.
We are providing oxygen to Covid patients, Donate and be the reason for someone’s breath.