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NRI Harynavis from Australia chip in to help state battle corona

Medical oxygen. Stock photo: Michael Schwarzenberger/Pixabay

Chandigarh, May 17 (MNN) Even as the Haryana government is working on a war-footing to tackle Covid-19 epidemic, the state’s natives sitting thousands of miles away in Australia have chipped in with the much-needed help to help their compatriots.

Association of Haryanvis in Australia (AHA) – a community organisation operating in Australia — has sent in 110 oxygen concentrators, 3,000 pulse oximeters and 2,500 thermal sensors to Haryana and the NCR under its ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ campaign.

The first consignment of 10 oxygen concentrators was received by the PGIMS, Rohtak on May 13 whereas 1,000 oximeters were delivered to the Haryana government and Geeta Institute.

Similarly, another consignment of 100 oxygen concentrators, 2,000 oximeters and 2,500 thermal sensors were received on Sunday.

AHA Trustee Ashok Kundu said that Haryana natives living across Australia had generously donated money for these life-saving machines. The organisation has set an ambitious target of raising at least 2,00,000 Australian dollars under its campaign.

AHA member Seva Singh from Sydney said that medical devices are sent to health institutions in Haryana and National Capital Region on need-cum- urgency basis through government-appointed nodal officers.

Meanwhile, DLF Foundation — a CSR arm of DLF Group – too has provided 10,000 pulse oximeters to the Haryana Medical Services Corporation Limited (HMSCL) after an appeal by Chief Minister Manohar Lal.

He thanked the foundation, saying that “as responsible citizens, the DLF Group and the DLF Foundation by providing 10,000 pulse oximeters for Covid-19 patients certainly ensure every possible way of society during this epidemic crisis.”

The DLF Group and DLF Foundation are converting their community centres into Covid care facilities with all necessary infrastructure in collaboration with the Haryana government, which will become operational within the next few days. Free online video consultation with doctors is also being provided by the group.

Under the ‘Save a Life Project’, the Foundation has also deployed several ambulances to take patients from urban slums to the nearest hospitals in times of emergency.

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