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Amazon to airlift 10,000 oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines into India.

Amazon India said it's joined hands with Temasek Foundation, ACT Grants, Pune Platform for Covid-19 Response & other partners to urgently airlift over 8,000 oxygen concentrators & 500 hundred BiPAP machines from Singapore.

Amazon said - All the organisations are working closely with the government to expedite the entry of those BiPAP(Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines & oxygen concentrators in to the country.

This medical equipment are going to be donated to public institutions & hospitals  to reinforce their capacity to assist Covid-19 infected patients across multiple cities, it added.

It said -  The first of those consignments turned into to land in Mumbai on 25 April and the bulk of delivery is anticipated to be finished through 30 April.
                                                                                                      
India is registering a report no. of Covid-19 instances each day that has positioned intense strain at the fitness care infrastructure of the country. The amount of latest Covid infections touched 3,49,691 cases &  a couple of 767 fatalities, consistent with the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday(April 25) at 8 am.

The large upward thrust in infections inside the 2d wave of the pandemic has caused hospitals in numerous states reeling beneathneath a scarcity of clinical oxygen and beds. Social media timelines are filled with SOS(Save Our Souls) calls with human beings attempting to find oxygen cylinders, ventilators, hospital beds & plasma donors.

The PMO announced on Sunday that through the PM Cares Fund, 551 dedicated pressure swing Adsorption medical oxygen generation plants would be installed in public health facilities across the country to boost availability of the life-saving gas.

The PM Cares Fund(Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund) has given in-principle approval for allocation of funds for his or her installation, with PM - Narendra Modi directional these plants ought to be created useful asap.

Also, to form oxygen available to more people, the Centre has barred the utilization of LOX for any non-medical purpose and asked manufacturing units to maximise its production and make it available to the government for medical use. The authorities has additionally directed all of the principal ports to waive all fees for ships wearing oxygen & associated equipment.

Amazon, in its blog-post said will bear the value of airlifting these machines procured through multiple funders including ACT Grants & PPCR(Pilot Program for Climate Resilience) from Singapore to India through Air India & other international carriers.

Additionally, Amazon will also control the motion of these oxygen concentrators & different donations from the neighborhood airport to diagnosed institutions & hospitals.

Amazon Global SVP & Country Head India Amit Agrwal said - "Covid-19 has severely impacted India in unimaginable ways. We stand firmly with the country deploying our interntional logistics community to urgently airlift the wanted oxygen concentrators to help the countries on the spot need. We still explore other meaningful ways to assist in saving lives & are committed to support the state during this time of crisis".

Additionally, Amazon  is procuring over fifteen hundred oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment which will be donated to medical facilities & hospitals in partnership with multiple non-profits including Swasth, Concern India & impact organisations like Sattva Consulting & ACT Grants, the blogpost said.

A clutch of founders of Gurugram(Haryana) based start-ups have launched  "Mission-Oxygen" to boost crowd funding for importing oxygen concentrators.

The startup founders aim to boost a complete 5 crore to satisfy the demand of 3 000 concentrators. The cluster has already procured five hundred hundred concentrators from China which can be created obtainable in hospitals by Gregorian calendar month twenty eight & another five hundred ar expected to be ordered by weekday evening, a handout aforesaid.

The fundraiser has seen support coming from Bollywood celebrities including actor Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan & Kunal Kapoor among others.

The initiative has been commenced via way of means of Democracy People Foundation & is being pushed via way of means of Snehil Khanor of TrulyMadly, Mansha Kaur of Heart On My Sleeve, Hubhopper founder Gautam Raj Anand, Rahul Agarwal & Varun Agrwal of Designhill, Rahul Hari of Satvacart, Uday Anand of Mycrushfit, Gautam Ghai of Sourcefuse, Cuttlfish founder Shikher Gupta amongst others.

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