Oxygen for Rural India
How can you help?
- Donate a minimal amount to provide medical oxygen to rural COVID victims and save lives today.
- Volunteer by becoming a Kalpaka Champion and helping us in medical oxygen procurement for COVID victims in your area.
- Report to us of a rural COVID victim in your area in dire need of medical oxygen. Call us at 8867053777.
- Encourage others in your community to donate to our cause and save lives today.
- Reach out to us at [email protected] for queries.
What is the oxygen crisis in rural India induced by COVID-19?
The Pandemic has left crores of the Indian population gasping for breath, with the death rate increasing day by day. Oxygen cylinders, which were readily available for patients with lung problems before, are a scarcity now. Oxygen supply is crucial for COVID patients with hypoxemia (too low oxygen level in the blood).
The overwhelming increase in COVID-19 cases in India has made medical oxygen supply scarce. Rural India, comprising nearly 900 million people have found themselves helpless with far fewer resources in a Pandemic for which the rich and poor are alike. The absence of emergency oxygen support has left them with no choice but to migrate to urban areas with their loved one counting breaths.
The available oxygen supplies are distributed in the urban areas, whereas the villagers have to deal with the wrenching loss of livelihood and death of loved ones because they spent hours searching for a facility in the city to provide them medical oxygen, and their patient passed away in the journey.
The primary medical oxygen suppliers are concentrated in East India, whereas the highest demand was in the West and North of India. Also, Big and small manufacturers are joining forces to provide medical oxygen within their limits.
The locally available health infrastructure in villages cannot handle swarms of villagers getting infected due to COVID. On top of that, medical oxygen manufacturers are concentrated in East India who have joined forces to work beyond their capacity to meet up with the overwhelming demand from North and West India.
Inequality in the distribution of medical oxygen between rural and urban areas is also because India does not have enough cryogenic tankers to transport oxygen every day of every hour, so inter-state transport of oxygen takes longer now.
What are we doing?
The only solution visible here is to make the Indian villages self-sufficient with medical oxygen supplies. We want to make sure that a COVID patient from the village can avail oxygen support in the comfort of his own village’s Health Centre rather than taking his last breath traveling all the way to the city for oxygen support.
We request you to donate a small part of your monetary resources and goodwill to ensure that.
What areas are we covering?
We want to provide a crucial medical oxygen supply for COVID patients from Kyathanahalli village, Mandya district, Karnataka. After that, we will expand to the neighboring villages soon and across India shortly in the future.