Singapore Universities' Mission Oxygen #SUMO
Who we are
We are a group of NUS, NTU and SMU alumni aiming to source oxygen concentrators for India from overseas suppliers. These oxygen concentrators shall be given to multiple NGO's working on the ground to help COVID-19 patients struggling to get access to medical oxygen.
The Community Empowerment Lab (CEL)
Community Empowerment Lab (CEL) is led by NTU alumna Aarti Kumar and John Hopkins University educated medical doctor Dr. Vishwajeet. CEL was the winner of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award 2014. It is a community-entrenched global health research and innovation organization based in Shivgarh, central Uttar Pradesh, a rural area with a population of ~150,000. CEL is working directly with the community and Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission to mount a COVID-19 emergency response. At the moment every 4th household has at least one member who is affected. The oxygen concentrators will be set up in the community health centers to provide care to patients locally.
#MercyMission is a consortium of more than 20 NGOs based in Bangalore, helping the needy and homeless in the city fight COVID-19 crisis. The group is supporting COVID-19 patients with oxygen and ambulances. To ensure preparedness, Mercy Mission ambulance teams of paramedical staff & trained volunteers have been formed to help ferry COVID-19 patients to hospitals. Mercy Mission has been receiving an average of more than 2000 calls on their helpline looking for assistance.
Sevalaya is a registered charitable Trust established in 1988, with activities in villages around Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram district. Currently, Sevalaya is providing support for COVID-19 patients in government hospitals across Tamil Nadu, providing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to frontline health workers and raising awareness on COVID-19 safety measures in the community. Sevalaya is using its wealth of experience working with local governments, hospitals and stakeholders to under medical needs in cities and rural villages during this crisis and leveraging its network to do last-mile delivery of equipment at speed.
Samarpan Society for Health, Research and Development was put together by a group of enthusiastic developmental professionals in 2001. Samarpan operates six urban primary health care centers in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh and one in Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Currently, Samarpan is providing support to orphaned children or those lacking home care because of the parents being created for COVID-19. They are actively engaged in COVID-19 care, tracking, monitoring, vaccination and treatment.
SEEDS was founded in 1994 and has one ultimate goal: building the resilience of people exposed to disasters. For the last 26 years, we have been enabling this through practical solutions for disaster readiness, response and rehabilitation. Currently, they are following a four-pronged strategy to mitigate the devastating impact of second wave: Augmenting critical supplies to Government Covid Hospitals, stepping up vaccination drive, establishing Covid Care Centres and extending support services with set up of helpline to aid affected communities
RoundTableIndia is internationally a friendship organization, founded in Norwich, England by Louis Marchesi, then a Rotarian in 1927. From a small group of 8 members, today it has grown to 43,000 members across 52 countries representing every corner of the world. The oxygen concentrators would be deployed to non-oxygenated COVID care centres to make them oxygen capable. This would reduce the load on the hospitals for the people who merely need oxygen therapy.
Red Cross is a leading and distinctive humanitarian organisation that brings people and institutions together in aid of the vulnerable. Red Cross is dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting human lives and dignity and responding to emergencies. The organization is working with SUMO to donate oxygen concentrators to community and public hospitals in need of oxygen supplies in several of the worst affected states in India, specifically Andhra Pradesh