Pune: Global Schools Foundation has extended help of more than 500 oxygen concentrators to remote regions of India – including Maharashtra – for Covid-19 affected patients, as a timely gesture to help the nation deal with the medical crises in the country.
These life-saving equipment are in addition to the first shipment of 200 oxygen cylinders sent on an urgent basis as part of a larger consignment onboard the Indian Navy warship Airavat to aid in transportation of medical oxygen and other supplies.
The cylinders were put onboard the navy warship sent as part of Operation Samudra Setu 2 to pick medical equipment from South Asian and South East Asian countries.
Global Schools Foundation reached out to Sewa International – a huge network of social initiatives across India – to tap their deep local resources and get these oxygen concentrators to the small towns and villages deep inside the huge country. They will be despatched in batches. Through Sewa International, the concentrators will reach locations where Covid-19 patients are in urgent need of medical help.
He further added that GSF will have constant vigil on the evolving medical landscape to ensure quicker response time when situation arises.
GSF has been actively contributing to measures towards India’s Covid pandemic. This is the second time GSF has contributed generously to the Covid-relief work in India.
Early in 2020, when the crisis first hit India, GSF contributed INR 1.1 Cr towards PM CARES Fund – the Prime Minister’s fund which was set up to help fight against the pandemic.
India has been dealing with shortages of Oxygen tanks as the second wave of Covid-19 hit the country hard. The Indian government has been receiving help from all over the world, which includes the oxygen tanks and concentrators by GSF.
Global Schools Foundation, which runs 23 international schools under its aegis, is a big contributor to social causes. It has a large footprint in CSR activities over the years, having contributed in many ways to various public service initiatives in India.