CORONAVIRUS SURGE IN INDIA: BAPS CHARITIES MOBILIZES RESOURCES TO SAVE LIVES

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Our Bureau
New York

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the globe. India faces an unparalleled COVID-19 crisis with daily new cases reaching over 300,000. The healthcare infrastructure in India, including hospitals, medical clinics, and medical equipment are all being pushed to the brink— with many sick people unable to receive treatment and care.

BAPS Charities, through its network of partner hospitals in India and newly created temporary medical facilities, is working to accommodate the surge of patients unable to receive medical care. Through providing ventilators, oxygen supplies, concentrators, medicines, medical therapies, and other diagnostic services, BAPS Charities is endeavoring to save as many lives as possible. The organization is providing PPE and other necessary supplies to healthcare providers and those displaced by the pandemic. In addition to the physical support, volunteers are supporting the silent victims of the pandemic, the families of the afflicted, by providing hot meals and more importantly comfort and emotional support.

Around the world, BAPS Charities is mobilizing its resources to help combat the surge of case in India. Starting on May 1, 2021 the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi arranged for the supply of 44 metrics tons of liquid oxygen to be delivered to the people of India and is working towards supplying a total of 440 metric tons which is the equivalent of 60,000 oxygen cylinders. In the U.K, local volunteers organized a 48-hour non-stop static relay cycle fundraiser, covering the distance from London to Delhi. Among those partaking in the fundraiser was London Mayor Sadiq Khan. BAPS Charities also delivered 30 oxygen concentrators from USA and is in the process of sending 150 more.

If you wish to help BAPS Charities continue its on-the-ground efforts in India battling this dire second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.bapscharities.org/covid-19.  All funds collected will be used to directly support efforts in India, including preparing shipments of oxygen concentrators, supporting those who desperately need treatment and medical supplies.

BAPS Charities has been committed to humanitarian and disaster relief across the globe. From the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, BAPS Charities mobilized volunteers globally to deliver any PPE and hot meals to first responders, frontline workers and the vulnerable. Additionally, BAPS Charities has provided direct financial assistance to numerous hospitals, medical centers, and various community support organizations. 

In USA, BAPS Charities provided over 175,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, donated $190,000 in financial assistance and prepared and delivered over 90,000 meals, food and care packages to those battling the Coronavirus.  BAPS Charities is a global charity active in nine countries across five continents. Volunteers drive its efforts, dedicating a portion of their lives in selfless service of others, both in their local neighborhoods as well as globally.

Working in five key areas, BAPS Charities aims to express a spirit of selfless service through Health Awareness, Educational Services, Humanitarian Relief, Environmental Protection & Preservation and Community Empowerment. From organizing projects that raise funds for local and global needs, to supporting humanitarian relief in times of urgent need; from hosting community health fairs to sustaining hospitals and schools in developing countries, BAPS Charities provides an opportunity for individuals wishing to serve locally and globally. 

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