Sehgal Foundation sending 200 oxygen concentrators to India

S.M. Sehgal Foundation, based in Gurgaon, Haryana, operates in more than 1,000 villages, across 10 states, serving more than 2.5 million people.
S.M. Sehgal Foundation, based in Gurgaon, Haryana, operates in more than 1,000 villages, across 10 states, serving more than 2.5 million people.

Des Moines, Iowa, -based Foundation exploring alternative routes from US, China, India to provide timely help.

(Editor’s note: The story has been updated.)

Faced with delays due to shipping challenges faced at the seller’s end, Sehgal Foundation is exploring alternative routes from US, China and locally in India to ensure that relief supplies reach India at the earliest.

Des Moines, Iowa, -based Sehgal Foundation “is working tirelessly to ensure that the help is reached out to the people grappling with the Covid surge in India,” it said in a press release.

As reported by the American Bazaar earlier, the Sehgal Foundation planned to ship out 200 oxygen concentrators to seven Indian states on Wednesday.

“As planned based on the commitment given by the distributor, the shipment of 200 oxygen concentrators has been delayed due to shipping challenges faced at the seller’s end,” Sehgal Foundation, USA, Jay Sehgal Trustee stated. “Alternative routes are being explored from US, China and locally in India so that help can reach to the people earliest possible.”

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Sehgal Foundation teams are working around the clock with District Administrators and local partners to address the growing and immediate needs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh, the release said.

S.M. Sehgal Foundation addresses the most critical needs for food security, water security, and good rural governance and operates across ten states, in over 1,000 villages so far, reaching more than 2.5 million people.

Since a devastating second wave of Covid-19 surged in India, dozens of of US-based organizations have sent medical equipment to India.

Last week, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), which represents the 80,000-strong Indian American physician community in the US, airlifted the first batch of 1,000 oxygen concentrators.

A global task force formed by US Chamber of Commerce and over 40 US companies has also started sending critical medical supplies, vaccines, oxygen and other life-saving assistance to Covid hit India.

On May 3, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced it will donate more than $70 million worth of medicines to India.

Indiaspora, a nonprofit, raised $1 million raised through its private donor network of members.

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