COIMBATORE: A group of college students donated 30 oxygen cylinders, 25 flow meters and 25 regulators to government hospitals in Tirupur district on Friday.
The cylinders were handed over to Tirupur collector K Vijaykarthikeyan and minister for information and publicity M P Saminathan.
The district administration will distribute the cylinders as per requirement and will handle refilling and maintaining them.
The group of students, under the banner Coimbatore Covid Aid founded by Tavissi Jain, have been raising funds to procure oxygen cylinders through crowdfunding platforms like Milaap. Around 203 people have contributed around Rs 6 lakh so far.
“We are still working on raising the remaining Rs 4 lakh for which we require the public’s support. We are also conducting fundraising activities like the Wellness Weekend and Business school Bootcamp,” said Advaitha Ashwath, a core member.
The group is currently working on four projects and is focussed on expanding operations and aiding further Covid relief.
The current projects are: The HelpDesk, a database of verified information for Covid positive patients. The InfoDesk, where they break down crucial Covid-related information with the help of a team of senior doctors. The Food Chapter, where they connect quarantined families to home chefs and families that are willing to share food. The fundraiser- Help Tirupur Breathe is to procure the oxygen cylinders for the government hospital pool.

Source link Times of India


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