Twitter Gives Over Rs 110 Crores to Three Non-Profit Organizations in India for COVID-19 Relief
The money was donated to three non-governmental organisations, Care, Aid India, and Sewa International USA, according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday. Aid India and Sewa International USA received USD 2.5 million each, with CARE receiving $10 million.
As India is battles the deadly pandemic's unprecedented second wave. As part of Sewa International's "Help India Defeat COVID-19" initiative, this grant will fund the purchase of safe and effective facilities such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) devices.
Government hospitals, as well as COVID-19 treatment centres and hospitals, will receive the equipment. The resources will be used to support government's attempts by establishing emergency care facilities, providing oxygen, PPE kits, and other essential emergency supplies for frontline health workers, and addressing vaccine hesitancy and assisting in the vaccination of people, especially in India's remote and marginalised communities.
The Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to fostering long-term, fair, and just development in India. In India, AID collaborates with activist groups in the fields of education, health, agriculture, wellbeing, the ecosystem, and human rights.
Following 4 days of over four lac new cases, India saw a single-day increase of 3,66,161 COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 2,26,62,575, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have died as a result of the infectious disease has risen to 2,46,116, with 3,754 more people succumbing to it.
The unexpected second wave of the coronavirus has devastated India, with hospitals in many states suffering from a lack of health staff, vaccines, oxygen, medications, and beds.