The second wave of Covid-19 caused widespread damage in India as the country suffered from a shortage of oxygen equipment, concentrators, BI-pap machines, and CT scans. Charitable Care Foundation, with assistance from supporters and donors, recently released $150,000 for India and the local San Francisco Bay Area as well as nationwide.
With the help of Best Care Pharmacy California, Dr Jasavantbhai Patel donated as many as 100 units of oxygen concentrators to the Visnagar area. These will be used to set up an oxygen concentrator bank in Gujarat State in India.
Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care USA came together with CCF to provide a Covid-19 health centre to serve patients from the rural area of Southern Gujarat state. What started with a 50-bed unit with modern medical facilities to treat Covid patients soon expanded to another 150-bed unit. The unit — equipped with ICU beds, CT scans, ventilators, and Bi-pap machines — provides services to the tribal populations of the Dharampur and surrounding areas.
Two oxygen plants were established in Navasari and Bardoli by CCF and Leuva Patidar Samaj of the USA. As many as 2,000 medical kits were prepared and distributed by the LPS in Phase-1. The kit contained sanitiser bottles, N95 masks, soap, vitamin C, E and D tablets.
Mukul Trust of Bardoli received help from CCF, and they prepared 200 kits in Phase-2.
Vinod Patel, CCF chairman, confirmed that during Phase-I, CCF and the Joy of Sharing Foundation had come together to help India battle the pandemic by providing oxygen concentrators and other necessary medical equipment.
CCF also directly connected with St. Stephen’s Knanaya Catholic Church in NY and Vatsalya Education Charity in Georgia to help Kerala and Gujarat as well as New York and Georgia with medical and food supply. CCF has also financially assisted Martha Kitchen, American Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Alameda County Food Bank in the Bay Area of Northern California.
CCF had funded over 30 million for humanitarian services around the world and also helped India fight the deadly pandemic at a time when the county was struggling to find necessary resources to save the lives of thousands of people battling the virus.