Indian-American billionaire pledges US$ 10 million for medical oxygen supplies in India
Vinod Khosla says there is an urgent need to save lives as further delay may end up in more deaths
India-American billionaire businessman Vinod Khosla has pledged USD 10 million for the supply of medical oxygen to hospitals in India.
This is in addition to the Sun Microsystems co-founder's efforts to fund hospitals for oxygen supplies amid a surge in COVID cases in the country.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, he said there was a need to save lives as further delay may end up in more deaths.
“For @GiveIndia this isn't enough. They've received requests for 20,000 oxygen concentrators, 15,000 cylinders, 500 ICU beds, 100 ventilators, 10,000-beds COVID centres with requests coming from non-profits & hospitals all across India every day. We need to do a lot more urgently,”Khosla said.
"The Khosla Family is adding USD 10 million to @GiveIndia to it's previous commitment as a match and hoping others will join in this urgent need," Khosla said.
The country is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 new coronavirus cases being reported daily and hospitals in several states reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.