Microblogging big Twitter has donated USD 15 million to assist tackle the COVID-19 disaster in India which is battling the unprecedented second wave of the lethal pandemic.
Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the quantity has been donated to a few non-governmental organisations – Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA.
While CARE has been given USD 10 million, Aid India and Sewa International USA have acquired USD 2.5 million every.
— jack (@jack) May 10, 2021
“Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, non-profit service organisation. This grant will support the procurement of lifesaving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines as part of Sewa International”s ‘Help India Defeat COVID-19” campaign,” the San Francisco-based firm stated in a press release.
“Equipment will be distributed to government hospitals and COVID-19 care centers and hospitals,” it stated.
Reacting to the announcement, Sewa International’s vp for Marketing and Fund Development Sandeep Khadkekar thanked Dorsey for his beneficiant donation, saying it’s gratifying that Sewa’s work has been recognised.
“We are a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation, and we believe in serving all, following the sacred Hindu benediction, ”Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” — ”May all be happy”,” Mr Khadkekar instructed PTI.
“Our administrative costs are about five per cent, meaning that every dollar a donor offers, we spend 95 cents of it on the work that it is earmarked for. In these past two weeks, we have seen how overwhelmed India’s healthcare system is, and we want to do as much as we can to come to the aid of people who are deeply affected. Twitter”s generosity will go a long way in helping us do the work we want to do, and that we need to do,” he stated.
With this, Houston-headquartered Sewa USA has thus far raised USD 17.5 million in direction of its India COVID-19 aid efforts.
CARE is a number one humanitarian organisation preventing international poverty.
Twitter stated the grant of USD 10 million will assist CARE’s pressing motion to assist tackle the lethal second wave of COVID-19 infections devastating India.
“Funds will be used to supplement government efforts by setting up temporary COVID-19 care centers; providing oxygen, PPE kits and other critically needed emergency supplies for frontline health workers; and addressing vaccine hesitancy and helping ensure that people get vaccinated, particularly in remote, marginalised communities in India,” it stated.
Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer motion selling sustainable, equitable and simply growth.
AID companions with grassroots organisations in India on interconnected areas of schooling, well being, agriculture, livelihoods, surroundings, and human rights, Twitter stated.
“This grant will help under-resourced communities identify COVID symptoms, prevent spread, access care and treatment, benefit from medical equipment including oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, protective gear and vaccination, survive lockdowns, regain livelihoods and will strengthen hospitals and NGOs that serve rural and low-income communities,” Twitter added.
India has been severely affected by the unprecedented second wave of the coronavirus and hospitals in a number of states are reeling beneath the scarcity of well being employees, vaccines, oxygen, medicine and beds.
After recording over 4 lakh contemporary instances for 4 consecutive days, India witnessed a single-day rise of three,66,161 COVID-19 instances on Monday, which pushed its tally to 2,26,62,575, in keeping with the well being ministry.
The loss of life depend as a result of viral illness climbed to 2,46,116 with 3,754 extra individuals succumbing to it, the ministry’s knowledge confirmed.
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