Rotary International’s Task Force is creating a critical and timely initiative to help India establish Rotary Oxygen Banks to assist India with the critical COVID-19 crisis they are currently facing. As the COVID-19 virus surge sweeps the country, Rotary International’s Task Force is reaching out for support to change lives. After consultation with the Chair of the India Rotary Covid Task Force the most urgent need is for portable Oxygen Concentrators. These units are portable and will serve many in the coming weeks and months. The price of each Oxygen concentrator in India is approximately US $1000 which includes shipping and handling. The goal is to have the funds purchase at least 100 units if not more. The need is critical.
The Bank would loan an Oxygen Concentrator to a patient in need, with the provision that after the immediate crisis is over, the concerned person would return the Concentrator to the Oxygen Bank. Such a Bank would be of help to many people over an extended period of time. Hopefully, this devastating wave of the COVID Pandemic would abate in a while. After that, the Oxygen Bank would be of immense value for any subsequent wave and would be a sensible fallback option. The Oxygen Bank would also be of immense value to economically disadvantaged individuals suffering from ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease) or other chest ailments that require Oxygenation for the patient.”
Due to the urgency of the situation in India this project will be open till the 24th May 2021
Charitable receipts will be issued upon request. Any amount is welcome Canadian cheques should be mailed to:
Rotary Club of Essex Foundation
PO Box 42
Essex ON N8M 2Y1