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India overwhelmed by COVID-19 'tsunami' - here's how you can help
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By Josh Herman, Countable News
Indian hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 ‘tsunami’
- Indian hospitals are running out of oxygen as the country continues to be devastated by a second wave of coronavirus.
- India recently surpassed the devastating milestone of more than 352,991new COVID-19 cases in a single day.
- The situation is particularly dire in the nation's capital of New Delhi, which is experiencing one COVID-19 death in just under every four minutes. Crematoriums are over-capacity and asking grieving families to wait; some have melted from near-constant use.
- The Delhi high court is pleading with the government to make emergency arrangements for medical supplies:
"It's a tsunami. How are we trying to build capacity?"
How to help
- This Google Doc provides a crowdsourced list of plasma donors, oxygen-cylinder suppliers, medicine suppliers, and hospital bed availability.
- GiveIndia helps Indian families devastated by COVID-19.
- UNICEF India is providing aid to affected children.
- Feeding From Far is distributing ration kits to daily wage workers across Mumbai.
- Helping Hands Charitable Trust is providing ration and cooked meals to daily wage workers in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Making The Difference is working closely with public hospitals and nursing homes in Mumbai to provide life-saving healthcare equipment and supplies.
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