NGO Seva International, affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said on Thursday that during the second wave of Corona, it was successful in raising US $ 22 million (about Rs 160 crore) for India. The organization said that with the help of the Global Chapter and overseas Indians, it used this money to buy medicines, medical equipment and help the needy.
According to information provided by the organization, its US chapter raised $4.7 million in the first 100 hours of the campaign. To deal with this crisis, out of $ 15 million given by Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media company Twitter, he gave $ 2.5 million through Seva International.
An official of Seva International said, “Around 1.5 lakh donors from across the world have supported this initiative. Apart from America, chapters present in Japan, Australia, UK, Canada, Europe, Arabia, Singapore and many other countries participated in it. Materials like ventilators, co-ventilators were made available to different government hospitals.
“So far 9 thousand oxygen concentrators, 22 thousand oximeters, 250 ventilators and 260 coventilators have been procured and they are being sent to India. Similarly, more than 1200 BIPAP and CPAP machines were also arranged. Volunteers of Sewa International have distributed more than 20,000 food packets and 40,000 ration kits.” Sewa International was formed in 1993 and is currently working in 25 countries.