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Foundation raised $ 1.2 million for Covid efforts in India | India News


WASHINGTON: The United States-India Chambers of Commerce Foundation has raised more than $ 1.2 million for coronavirus-related efforts in India.
With record fundraising, the Foundation of the United States and Indian Chambers of Commerce has dispatched or en route nearly 120 ventilators and more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators, a statement said Wednesday.
United Airlines is one of the logistics providers that has partnered with the foundation to help get this necessary medical equipment into the country as quickly as possible.
Some of the equipment has already reached hospitals in India and is already being used, according to the statement.
The beneficiaries have been the Indian Red Cross, along with governmental and non-governmental hospitals in Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
“The situation in India is catastrophic, yet India and the people of India are resilient and will see better days with the support of all of us. The international community is joining with healthcare workers in India in dispatching the necessary medical equipment to control this pandemic, ”said Ashok Mago, an eminent leader of the Indian-American community.
Raj Malik, CEO of Bioworld Merchandising, who donated more than 100 oxygen concentrators, said the pandemic has affected their families in a very personal way.
“Many of us know people who have been personally affected or have died from Covid-19 and we want to do everything we can to help in any way we can,” he said.
The president of the United States-Indian Chamber of Commerce (USICOC), Neel Gonuguntla, said in a statement that the American Indian community based in Texas is offering their prayers and good wishes for India to recover quickly through these contributions. .
“We have been trying to honor the sincere wishes of our donors by getting the necessary medical equipment into the country as quickly as possible. We know that the sooner India gets the equipment, the more lives healthcare workers can save, “Gonuguntla said.
“We are grateful to all the donors and community organizations that have partnered with us in this effort. We could not do any of this without your full support,” said Sanjeev Khanna, former USICOC president.

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