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CSR: Dr Lal Pathlabs and SaveLIFE Foundation Donate Pulse Oximeters to Delhi Government

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With an aim to support Delhi government in its fight against Covid-19, SaveLIFE Foundation, together with  Dr Lal Pathlabs,  donated over 5,000 pulse oximeters to the State Health Minister Satyender Jain at his residence.
For patients in home isolation, especially older individuals and those at increased risk because of medical conditions, a pulse oximeter comes handy for monitoring oxygen levels in blood. As per the current home-isolation guidelines, an asymptomatic COVID-positive person below 55 years and with no co-morbidities is required to report to the home isolation call centre, if they have abnormal oxygen saturation levels or high temperature.
Commenting on this, Dr Arvind Lal, Chairman & Managing Director, Dr Lal Pathlabs said, “With rising number of COVID-19 cases, it is highly critical that we enable citizens of the country with knowledge to fight this infectious disease. We are determined to play our part in making India a healthier nation.”
In view of the ongoing health crisis, SaveLIFE Foundation has been supporting the city of Delhi with on-ground as well as the systems-level response to the crisis. In the past few months, SaveLIFE Foundation has arranged over 15,000 PPE kits for frontline health workers, 80,000 meals for the needy affected by the nation-wide lockdown and is currently providing home-quarantine tele-medicine support to more than 500 COVID+ve cases.
Mr. Piyush Tewari, CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation said, “The onset of COVID-19 and surge in demand for emergency care has strained the existing healthcare infrastructure and highlighted the need for innovative solutions that would provide urgent relief to Delhi’s population while building capacity for the State to handle abnormal health events in the future.
In the last few months, SLF’s efforts have helped strengthen Government’s ambulance response times, testing strategy, procurement processes, and disease containment efforts. We will continue to support to strengthen government’s response to contain the virus.”
SaveLIFE Foundation has also been instrumental in reducing average ambulance response times to 20 minutes (64% improvement) and average handover times to 2 hours and 40 minutes (40% improvement) and increasing the number of ambulances on ground by over 270%. These successful efforts are helping to keep Delhi’s COVID-19 fatality rate below 2.4% and recovery rate above 86%.

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