Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has dispatched more than 500 oxygen concentrators to India, according to media reports.
The education foundation reached out to Sewa International - a huge network of social initiatives across India - to get these oxygen concentrators to the small towns and villages across the country.
These concentrators are in addition to the first shipment of 200 oxygen cylinders sent on an urgent basis as part of a larger consignment on board the Indian Navy warship Airavat.
“We are saving lives in India by sending life-saving equipment such as oxygen concentrators and cylinders. They can be used within hospitals or at venues of social organisations or community centres,” said Atul Temurnikar, Chairman of GSF.
“It is our duty to ensure we reach this benefit to the remotest corner of India and GSF would do whatever it can to assist in COVID-relief measures," he added.
India has been dealing with critical shortages of oxygen as the second wave of COVID-19 hit the country hard.
India on Sunday reported 4,03,738 fresh COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 2,22,96,414, according to the Union health ministry data.
GSF runs 23 international schools under its aegis, including the Global Indian International Schools in India and Singapore.