Project ‘Breathe’, an initiative of Rotary International and Being Human in collaboration with short video platform Chingari aims to provide oxygen concentrators in the under-served regions of southwest Maharashtra, north Karnataka and the entire state of Goa.
Sumit Ghosh, CEO and Co-founder, Chingari, said, “Rotary International and Being Human have always come forward to help those in need and as an organization that believes in building a better future for the nation, we are no different. It is the very time when we have to be there for our people and hence without a second thought, we have extended our support to help foster project “Breathe”. The nation and team Chingari will stand together to overcome this pandemic.”
Under the project ‘Breathe’, Rotary Dist. 3170 will be procuring oxygen concentrators which will be further handed over to various hospitals in the region. These concentrators will be used by hospitals as an oxygen concentrator bank for patients under home isolation, thus proportionately reducing their influx to hospitals that are already overwhelmed.
Chingari and Fireside intend to start a fundraiser along with CovidCitizens.org to support COVID initiatives undertaken by various NGOs across the country such as Rotary.
Dr Bharat Pandya, a renowned laparoscopic surgeon and director of Rotary International, said, “Rotary International has been at the forefront of carrying out humanitarian projects across the world for more than a century. Rotary during COVID times has spent about $35 million across the globe and $5 million in India alone towards COVID relief measures and medical infrastructure support. We are grateful to Chingari and Being Human for collaborating with Rotary in supporting this noble cause and look forward to partnering with them in future too.”