June 08, 2021, India: The second wave of coronavirus in India has been catastrophic; it has impacted each particular person, family, and neighborhood. An alarming rise within the variety of new infections in current weeks has overstrained the healthcare ecosystem.
Oxfam and Microsoft have a protracted historical past of aiding humanitarian response and reduction worldwide. Persevering with the legacy, Oxfam India has partnered with Microsoft to assist strengthen healthcare ecosystem to deal with the challenges which have provide you with the 2nd wave and put together for a doable wave 3. The partnership will allow entry to important Covid care well being companies for 1.5 million folks in severely affected districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
“At Microsoft, we’re deeply dedicated to assist authorities’s efforts to democratize entry to healthcare assets in these troublesome occasions, particularly for communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. By way of our partnership with Oxfam India, we’re targeted on utilizing our expertise, expertise, assets, and voice to accentuate assist for severely affected rural elements. We consider a collaborative method is one of the simplest ways and can proceed to work intently with authorities and nonprofit companions to speed up response.” says Manju Dhasmana, Director Company Affairs – CSR/ Philanthropies, Microsoft India.
As a part of the initiative, Oxfam India will:
- Arrange 3 Strain Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology-based oxygen crops at district and block degree hospitals in rural Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Uttar Pradesh.
- Strengthen present capacities of 12 hopsitals with O2/ICU beds and important life-saving medical gear reminiscent of oxygen concentrators, affected person monitoring items, BiPAP machines and nasal masks in Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
- Present important covid care medical gear to 200 authorities hospitals, main well being care facilities, and charitable hospitals inBihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
- Prepare 10,000 frontline well being employees on covid protocols and equip them with important covid care kits, enabling them to serve their communities in Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
“India is dealing with an unprecedented disaster because the pandemic is leaving a path of devastation and tragedy of unimaginable proportion. Although the well being system is overwhelmed, the medical neighborhood (together with docs, nurses, paramedics, hospital assist workers) continues to play a stellar position. We as residents of this nation should come ahead to assist the battle in opposition to COVID-19 in no matter manner we will. Oxfam India is comfortable to companion with Microsoft to supply reduction to essentially the most marginalized folks throughout this disaster,” says Amitabh Behar, CEO, Oxfam India.
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About Oxfam India
Oxfam India is a motion of individuals working to create a simply and equal India. We work to make sure that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims, and girls and ladies have secure violence-free lives with freedom to talk their thoughts, equal alternatives to understand their rights, and a discrimination-free future.
Over the past 5 years, Oxfam India has responded to greater than 35 humanitarian disasters throughout the nation and straight supplied reduction to almost 1.5 million folks. Oxfam India’s humanitarian response is guided by the wants of essentially the most weak and marginalized communities in catastrophe affected areas.
About Microsoft India
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) allows digital transformation for the period of an clever cloud and an clever edge. Its mission is to empower each individual and each group on the planet to attain extra. Microsoft arrange its India operations in 1990. Immediately, Microsoft entities in India have over 13,000 staff, engaged in gross sales and advertising, analysis, growth and buyer companies and assist, throughout 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. Microsoft presents its world cloud companies from native information facilities to speed up digital transformation throughout Indian startups, companies, and authorities organizations.