As the second wave of the deadly Covid-19 virus swept the country, people caught in the grips of the virus suﬀered. The situation was rife with an acute shortage of medical oxygen for the Covid suﬀerers whose oxygen saturation plummeted to often dangerous levels. The medical infrastructure was overburdened, and the ordinary citizens stepped up to the challenge to plug the gaps in whatever way they could.
PadUp Ventures too has joined the eﬀort, with its “Friends of PadUp” group, in collaboration with E&H Foundation. Friends of PadUp is group of more than60 senior executives with rich experience and knowledge in diﬀerent areas of business, technology, incubation &the start-up ecosystem. The initiative, named Oxyge4Ever, is a result of deep research and intense deliberation.
It has been facilitated over 24* 7eﬀorts of one week, by our own Friends of PadUp community.
Phase-1 involves installing 4Oxygen Generators Units, capacity of500 LPM, in hospitals, providing lifesaving oxygen support to approximately 4800 patients in a year. Additional beneﬁt would be releasing existing cylinder-based oxygen capacity to support another 60 beds and 2400 patients.
Total raise in Phase 1: Rs 1.5Cr.
The ﬁrst Oxygen Generation plant of 167 LPM has been delivered at Tauru CHC, a dedicated Covid facility in Haryana. This is a new facility with 60 beds and caters to over 2.5 lakh population in Mewat Region of Haryana, covering 84 villages with 4sub centres ! Installing one Oxygen Generators with a total capacity of approx. 170 LPM will provide lifesaving oxygen support to approximately 4800 patients in a year.