Khalsa Aid India to provide free oxygen concentrators to covid patients in Delhi

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After launching a helpline on Friday, April 23, over 1,200 requests have already come through.

In the national capital, Khalsa Aid India will provide oxygen concentrators for free to Covid-19 patients who are in home isolation. After launching a helpline on Friday, April 23, over 1,200 requests have already come through, The New Indian Express reported.

“We have decided to give free of cost oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients who are in home isolation in Delhi as patients are in dire need of oxygen in government and private hospitals,” said Amarpreet Singh, director, Khalsa Aid Project (Asia Chapter).

In the first lot, 65 oxygen concentrators will be provided. The number will be taken to 100 in the coming weeks, with more oxygen concentrators being procured.

People will have to fill a registration form to avail the service, and patients with “low oxygen saturation levels” would be given priority. “A doctor’s prescription and a picture of oximeter readings will be needed besides other formalities,” Singh said.

As per the standard operating procedure, each concentrator will be given to a patient for one week. Any patient who needs the machine for another week will have to follow the same procedure again.

“As 1,200 requests have come already in few hours since we launched the helpline number WhatsApp number­  9115609005, we are filtering the requests and these concentrators will first be given to the most needy,” he said.

“We are trying to procure more machines. The organisation has set up an online registration process to avoid physical contact. The volunteers will deliver these oxygen concentrators in all the parts of Delhi,” said Puneet Singh, a trustee of Khalsa Aid India.

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