Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has dispatched more than 500 oxygen concentrators to India for Covid-19 affected patients.
This life-saving equipment is 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 naval warship sent as part of Operation Samudra Setu 2 to pick medical equipment from South Asian and South East Asian countries.
Global Schools Foundation, which runs 23 international schools under its aegis, has a large footprint in CSR activities over the years, having contributed to public service initiatives in India.
Global Schools Foundation reached out to Sewa International to tap their deep local resources and get these oxygen concentrators to the small towns and villages deep inside the huge country. Through Sewa International, the concentrators will reach locations where Covid-19 patients are in urgent need of medical help.
“We are saving lives in India by sending life-saving equipment such as Oxygen concentrators and cylinders. They can be used within hospitals or at venues of social organisations or Community Centres,” said Atul Temurnikar, Chairman of Global Schools Foundation.
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 S$200,000 towards PM CARES.
“The 500 oxygen concentrators is a timely step and an important contribution by GSF towards medical relief of Covid-19 patients in India. Sewa International is thankful to Global Schools Foundation for this equipment which will be urgently sent to the remotest parts of the country to help those in need,” said Shyam Parande, Secretary of Sewa International.
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