On Monday one of the philanthropic holdings of Ola, the Ola Foundation said it has recently partnered with donation platform GiveIndia to offer consumers with oxygen concentrators, and now it is the one to join the club of companies contributing towards covid relief efforts are made to the severe and deadly second wave in India.
From this week, the services will start rolling out which will be provided for free with an initial set of 500 oxygen concentrators.
Both the firm’s Ola and GiveIndia will scale it up across the country with the objective of up to 10,000 concentrators in the coming days.
Consumers can easily request the oxygen concentrator through the ola application by providing basic details. Once submitted the request will be validated and the process will be initiated by the firm to deliver the concentrator at the right time with the specially trained driver.
The Chairman and group chief executive officer Bhavish Aggarwal said that- “we must come together and help our communities during these unprecedented times. We hope this initiative brings much-needed support during these very difficult times and helps in mitigating the pain and anxiety among those impacted”.
India is under the impact of the covid-19 wave medical institutions and covid centers in several states are under a CBS altar of medical supplies, Oxygen, and beds. People are requesting and all the social media timelines are filled with the same need and people looking for oxygen cylinders to safeguard their loved ones and family.
Hence several giants and organizations have come forward to source and donate oxygenators breathing machines and ventilators.
The company stated that within 7 days of launching the new feature over 2,000 merchants have enabled the feature and almost rupees of 20 crores have been collected by the partner NGOs through another fintech company Razorpay’s platform.
Not only this, even Paytm said it is providing its platform services to all registered NGOs across the country at 0 transaction fees. Having donations of up to rupees 10 lakh secure maximum resources for seamless and smooth cold relief efforts going on.
Several fintech startups and companies came forward like RapiPay as it also introduced a toll on its site and application to assist users to check vaccination availability in their area easily and register for the vaccination slot through the government-owned platform COWIN.
Another company that is iCreate said three startups incubated have introduced a critical health check device that will help in altering ICU ventilators to host multiple patients and in augmenting large-scale oxygen supply chains smoothly.
Lastly, another tech firm Collabera Technologies said it has converted its office in Gotri Baroda, Gujarat into a Covid-19 care center for its workforce and immediate family members. The center, which is equipped with oxygen concentrators. It is also open for individuals with mild symptoms.