The number of Covid-19 patients has increased dramatically over the last 3-weeks in Bengaluru city alone.
Bengaluru is currently facing its worst medical crisis in recent times with an acute shortage of OXYGEN at health facilities after the rapid surge in Covid cases. People are suffering due to the oxygen shortage and so many lives are being lost.
THERE IS A HUGE SHORTAGE OF OXYGEN AND THIS IS CREATING A NIGHTMARE FOR PATIENTS AND HOSPITALS.
Consequently, there is an increased delay in the hospitals' ability to help their patients and this, in turn, leads to their inability to admit more patients. Unavailability of oxygen is causing avoidable deaths and leading to a crisis situation.
The Rotary Bengaluru Disha has 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.
Rotarians are all coming together to raise funds for these Concentrators. We are together aiming to raise INR 15 Lakhs for 30 Concentrators. So please continue to fund the campaign even if it goes past its initial goal. Contributions to this campaign are being collected by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.
Each device costs just INR 50,000 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 pressurized cylinders.
WHERE ARE THE HOSPITALS LOCATED?
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ABOUT THE CLUBS
ROTARY BENGALURU DISHA
Rotary Bengaluru Disha is the newest club part of RI District 3190. It was formulated during the pandemic and though they haven't met too often yet, its 20 strong members are determined to give back to the community. The members are a great mix of experience and youth from diverse communities and regions. The club has already started working on community service projects like providing ration kits to migrant labourers, gloves and masks during the pandemic. We have also provided support to health professionals and senior citizens apart from the flagship project on Thalassemia care for children.
ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is a 140 member club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as RBI 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 1500 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 Bengaluru.
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 BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR. 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.