Distribution of Oxygen Concentrators

Singapore Universities Mission Oxygen (SUMO) through MILAAP has donated Oxygen concentrators which were distributed by Sevalaya to Government hospitals in Tamil Nadu which are in dire need of oxygen for treating the Covid 19 patients.

India is reeling under the effect of the second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic with an acute shortage of beds, oxygen, ventilators, medicines, and other medical equipment.

Sevalaya is making efforts to support the fight against the pandemic. So far, Sevalaya has distributed Covid Relief materials to the poor and needy. The initiatives include the distribution of face masks, gloves, and sanitizers.

On 16th May 2021, Oxygen Concentrators were distributed to several Government Hospitals in Chennai and Thiruvallur district such as Government Kilpauk Medical College, (KMC) Chennai, KMC, Government Medical College at Omandurar Government Estate, and Primary Health centre at Velliyur, Thiruvallur District.

Dr J Gokulakrishnan, Head of Health department, Sevalaya distributed Oxygen Concentrators to Dr P Vasanthamani, Dean of the Govt Kilpauk Medical college and hospital, and Dr P Paranthaman, HOD of Medical Department, KMC.

At Government Medical College at Omandurar Government Estate, the oxygen concentrators were received by Dr Sugunabai, Vice Principal of the College, and Dr Kumar, Head of Anesthesia Department at the Hospital.

Velliyur, a village in Thiruvallur District has a Primary Health Centre, (PHC) serving people from 40 neighbouring villages. The villagers are either agricultural labourers or brick kiln workers. The PHC has now been converted into COVID Care Centre. Nearly 150 people are tested and treated at the centre every day. Like any other medical facility in the state, this centre is also in need of oxygen to treat the COVID patients. Patients who need advanced treatment are shifted from here to the nearest Govt hospital at Thiruvallur which is 8 Kms from this village.

The oxygen concentrators were handed over to Dr T Devaraj, Block Medical officer, Velliyur Primary Health Centre by Dr J Gokulakrishnan Head of the Health Department at Sevalaya.

Sevalaya has been regularly conducting mobile medical camps in Velliyur and the surrounding 40 villages for the past 4 years.

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