In April 2021, as India desperately struggles to find solutions to face the second Covid-19 wave and cope with rapidly spreading variants, DSF is standing in solidarity and working each day to play our part in the emergency response. Similarly to many leading NGOSs we are prioritising the rapid supply of oxygen cylinders to rural India.
As of the first week of May 2021 DSF has provided 100 jumbo oxygen cylinders which have been delivered directly to the Gir Gadhada Hospital, Gujarat – a newly formed Covid crisis hospital run by the government. This hospital is becoming a centre of hope for many nearby areas. The support package includes flow meters, masks and the necessary accessories. In addition we have undertaken to help increase the hospitals’ capacity from 25 to 50 in-patients by providing new hospital beds. To help patients reach the hospital we have also provided 2 emergency vehicles. We are continuing our efforts through our team on the ground to help as many as possible in this time of need.