India has witnessed over 4 lac COVID19 cases everyday between 4th May to 12th May and the numbers have been in five digits for many months. This has led to critical voids in healthcare services, enormous burden on our healthcare infrastructure and non-availability of basic healthcare support to many when they were in dire need. One critical area of support was oxygen cylinders for the home-isolated patients.
BharatCares through its local chapter Ahmedabad Cares partnered with Arvind Foundation (The CSR arm of Arvind Group) and set-up Oxygen Centres in Ahmedabad to provide free oxygen cylinders with the full-kit. This initiative helped us serve over 300 patients who were in need of oxygen support. To add more services and help families of the COVID patients,we also set up a helpline for plasma donation, food-service finder etc to ensure COVID19 patients and their families are getting all the support.