Join the fight against COVID-19
Pragathi is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and hence all contributions made are tax exempted in accordance with code section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code (TIN: 20-2672652)
About this project
India is now the epi-center for COVID. One of the main reasons for the mounting deaths is the lack of preparedness and availability of life-saving equipment such as Oxygen Concentrators, Ventilators, High Flow Oxygen machines, and Bi-PAP machines in the hospitals.
Pragathi is teaming up with Rotary Bangalore West and the Bengaluru City Corporation (BBMP) to fund and acquire COVID critical care equipment for government hospitals in Bengaluru. The next phase will include addressing the needs of other cities within Karnataka.
India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections shows no signs of slowing down as the country’s overwhelmed health-care system faces supply shortages for hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccines. The infections have spread so fast that hospitals have been completely swamped. People are turned away by the thousands. Medicine is running out. So is lifesaving oxygen. The sick have been left stranded in interminable lines at hospital gates or at home, literally gasping for air.
How Can You Help?
You can contribute to the purchase of these life-saving equipment (Oxygen Concentrators, Ventilators, High Flow Nasal Oxygen Machines, and Bi-PAP Machines) or make a donation to help these care centers where equipment costs range from $11,000.00 to $6,000.00 depending on equipment, sourcing location and availability.
Rotary Club of Bangalore West, Malleswaram (http://www.rotarybangalorewest.org/index.html) will oversee acquisition of the medical equipment and distribution of the same to government medical care facilities at the earliest time as logistics allow. Past district governor Rajendra Rai from Rotary Bangalore West will spearhead the effort.