Twitter donates USD 15 millon for Covid relief in India

Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the quantity has been donated to 3 non-governmental organisations – Care, Assist India and Sewa Worldwide USA.

Whereas CARE has been given USD 10 million, Assist India and Sewa Worldwide USA have obtained USD 2.5 million every.

“Sewa Worldwide is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, non-profit service organisation. This grant will assist the procurement of lifesaving tools reminiscent of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Optimistic Airway Strain) and CPAP (Steady Optimistic Airway Strain) machines as a part of Sewa Worldwide’s ‘Assist India Defeat COVID-19’ marketing campaign,” the San Francisco-based firm mentioned in a press release.

“Gear can be distributed to authorities hospitals and COVID-19 care facilities and hospitals,” it mentioned.

Reacting to the announcement, Sewa Worldwide’s vice chairman for Advertising and marketing and Fund Growth Sandeep Khadkekar thanked Dorsey for his beneficiant donation, saying it’s gratifying that Sewa’s work has been recognised.

“We’re a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation, and we imagine in serving all, following the sacred Hindu benediction, ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ — ‘Could all be joyful’,” Khadkekar instructed PTI.

“Our administrative prices are about 5 per cent, which means that each greenback a donor affords, we spend 95 cents of it on the work that it’s earmarked for. In these previous two weeks, we now have seen how overwhelmed India’s healthcare system is, and we wish to do as a lot as we will to return to the help of people who find themselves deeply affected. Twitter’s generosity will go a good distance in serving to us do the work we wish to do, and that we have to do,” he mentioned.

With this, Houston-headquartered Sewa USA has thus far raised USD 17.5 million in direction of its India COVID-19 reduction efforts.

CARE is a number one humanitarian organisation preventing world poverty.

Twitter mentioned the grant of USD 10 million will assist CARE’s pressing motion to assist handle the lethal second wave of COVID-19 infections devastating India.

“Funds can be used to complement authorities efforts by organising non permanent COVID-19 care facilities; offering oxygen, PPE kits and different critically wanted emergency provides for frontline well being staff; and addressing vaccine hesitancy and serving to make sure that folks get vaccinated, significantly in distant, marginalised communities in India,” it mentioned.

Affiliation for India’s Growth (AID) is a volunteer motion selling sustainable, equitable and simply improvement.

AID companions with grassroots organisations in India on interconnected areas of training, well being, agriculture, livelihoods, setting, and human rights, Twitter mentioned.

“This grant will assist under-resourced communities determine COVID signs, forestall unfold, entry care and remedy, profit from medical tools together with oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, protecting gear and vaccination, survive lockdowns, regain livelihoods and can strengthen hospitals and NGOs that serve rural and low-income communities,” Twitter added.

India has been severely affected by the unprecedented second wave of the coronavirus and hospitals in a number of states are reeling beneath the scarcity of well being staff, vaccines, oxygen, medication and beds.

After recording over 4 lakh contemporary instances for 4 consecutive days, India witnessed a single-day rise of three,66,161 COVID-19 instances on Monday, which pushed its tally to 2,26,62,575, in response to the well being ministry.

The loss of life toll as a result of viral illness climbed to 2,46,116 with 3,754 extra folks succumbing to it, the ministry’s information confirmed.

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