29th April 2021
PLEASE JOIN US NOW in raising £20,000 for the emergency ‘Oxygen for India’ appeal
India’s deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities like Delhi and Mumbai, but the pandemic has now firmly gripped many smaller cities, towns and villages where the destruction is largely under-reported. Basic medical supplies, especially oxygen, and hospital beds are unavailable. Doctors and medical staff are at breaking point. As you may have seen in the news, people are dying in hospital corridors, on roads and in their homes, and crematoriums in Delhi have run out of firewood. Senior politicians, journalists, lawyers – India’s elite – are on Twitter pleading for oxygen supplies. The situation is already catastrophic, but there’s a fear that the worst is yet to come.
This is a world emergency and the British Asian Trust’s ‘Oxygen for India’ Covid-19 appeal will raise funds for oxygen concentrators, and together with local partners in India, will rapidly deploy them to the hospitals and patients that need them most. Having consulted with the Indian and UK governments, the British Asian Trust’s advisors and programme partners in India have outlined a package of support that will complement what industry, government and other charities are doing to help.
In a recent BBC report, an ICU doctor in Delhi summed up the situation,“There are no beds, no oxygen. If oxygen runs out, there is no leeway for patients, they will die”.
The Brampton Charitable Trust has donated £10,000 and, with your help, aim to raise a further £10,000. This £20,000 will help provide high flow oxygen concentrators for over 13,000 of the most seriously ill – giving so many more people a chance of surviving the virus.
We are keen to do everything we can to help those in need, and have in mind our community within the College who have friends and family in India and the subcontinent who may be suffering as a result. Various staff members, including ourselves, have been fortunate to visit the Indian subcontinent and hold it in great affection.
The terrible impact of Covid over the past 14 months shows we are all interconnected. We are keen to do everything we can to help those in need.
Please help us achieve this £20,000 target by donating NOW to our JustGiving page here
With many thanks in advance,
Pam and Bernard Canetti
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