COVENTRY Rotarians are supporting a Heart of England campaign to fund emergency Oxygen Concentrators to help ease the Covid-19 crisis in India.en
Members of Rotary clubs across Coventry have raised more than £1,000 towards the cost of the vital equipment.
Nine generators have already been despatched and members are now working hard to secure the remaining 32.
Dr Jasminder Dhaliwal, member of a Rotary Club in Coventry and the assistant district governor urged the Rotary Clubs in Coventry to donate to this appeal.
“We cannot help but remember the time when the NHS was struggling to deal with Covid-19 cases and now are alarmed that the situation is so much worse in India where people are dying because of lack of oxygen.
“We see the horrific news broadcast daily from India regarding the rise of Covid-19 cases.”
The latest number of Covid-19 cases in India is 28.3million and there have been 335,000 deaths.
So far 26.2million have recovered.
Last month India marked a record of highest number of new registered Covid infections anywhere in the world since the pandemic began, leading to severe shortages of beds and oxygen in hospitals.
Heart of England Rotary district treasurer Robert Rainbow said: “We have been totally overwhelmed with the amount of support this appeal has received from both Rotary Clubs, as well as individuals, across the district.
“This really is a phenomenal effort in what have been very difficult times.
“It is truly inspiring and highlights the Rotary motto ‘Service Above Self.”