This statistic implies that the need for medical oxygen is approximately 5,000 - 10,000 people per day, and just as many critical care beds. At the current infection and hospitalisation rate, the health system is set to collapse.
Mission Oxygen, a group of concerned individuals who aim to alleviate the current oxygen crisis, have requested Lepra's help in delivering oxygen concentrators to the local hospitals that we work with. Across the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Lepra will be delivering 160 oxygen concentrators to 8 different local hospitals.
As of 8 June 2021, Mission Oxygen and Lepra handed over 10 Oxygen Concentrators to the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada.
When further information is received from the field, this news page will be updated.