This campaign is being done by Rotary District 3141, Rotaract District 3141 and Inner Wheel 314 which have identified the need for Oxygen concentrators in Mumbai.
The number of Covid-19 patients has increased dramatically over the last 3-weeks in Mumbai city and this has put a massive strain on the hospital infrastructure.
THERE IS A MASSIVE SHORTAGE OF OXYGEN AND THIS IS CREATING A NIGHTMARE FOR PATIENTS AND HOSPITALS.
This is leading to an increased delay in the hospitals' ability to help their patients and in turn, leads to their inability to admit more patients. This is consequently leading to more deaths and a crisis situation.
THE SOLUTION :
The Rotary District 3141 and Inner Wheel 314 have identified a device to help solve this problem - The Oxygen Concentrator. They are easy-to-use devices that can be used to generate oxygen, are mobile, and will save the lives of critical patients and all those with low oxygen levels.
A 20L bridge loan/advance has already been arranged and orders for the concentrators are being placed immediately.
Each device costs just INR 50000 and will help save many lives.
An oxygen concentrator takes in air and removes nitrogen from it, leaving an oxygen-enriched gas for use by people requiring medical oxygen due to low oxygen levels in their blood. These devices will help eliminate the oxygen shortages at hospitals and improve their ability to treat patients in need. They are a safer, less expensive, and more convenient alternative to tanks of cryogenic oxygen or pressurised cylinders.
FOCUS AREA 2:
There is also a need for High-Flow Nasal Cannulas (HFNC). When HFNC is used to deliver oxygen, the flow rates are much higher than can be achieved with a traditional nasal cannula. This results in greater delivery of prescribed oxygen into the lungs, and less entrainment of room air. Each device costs INR 6L and will significantly reduce the amount of time a patient needs to be treated.
WHERE ARE THE HOSPITALS LOCATED?
This campaign aims to help all municipal hospitals and known private Covid centres.
IN THE NEWS
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 3141
Rotary District 3141 was formed on 1st July 2016. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY WORLI TRUST is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
To ensure that there is complete transparency we shall get a report with the details of who benefitted from the funding. This will then be posted on the UPDATES section of the campaign. As soon as we post an update, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e. to you. That's transparent right?
For some reason, if we collect more funds than anticipated we will use the extra funds for RATION KITS (the estimated cost is INR 900 for a family of four for a month) and distribute the same to daily wagers and others in need of the same. This will be done in Mumbai and the Thane/Palghar area.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY WORLI TRUST. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.