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    Twitter gives USD 15 million for Covid-19 help in India

    Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the sum has been given to three non-legislative associations – Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA.

    Microblogging monster Twitter has given USD 15 million to help address the Covid-19 emergency in India which is fighting the uncommon second flood of the dangerous pandemic.

    Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the sum has been given to three non-administrative associations – Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA.

    While CARE has been given USD 10 million, Aid India and Sewa International USA have gotten USD 2.5 million each.

    “Sewa International is a Hindu religious, philanthropic, non-benefit administration association. This award will uphold the acquirement of lifesaving hardware, for example, oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines as a feature of Sewa International’s ‘Help India Defeat Covid-19” crusade,” the San Francisco-based organization said in an articulation.

    “Hardware will be disseminated to government clinics and Covid-19 consideration places and medical clinics,” it said.

    Responding to the declaration, Sewa International’s VP for Marketing and Fund Development Sandeep Khadkekar said thanks to Dorsey for his liberal gift, saying it is satisfying that Sewa’s work has been perceived.

    “We are a volunteer-driven non-benefit association, and we trust in serving all, following the holy Hindu invocation, ”Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” – ”May all be happy”,” Khadkekar told PTI.

    “Our authoritative expenses are around five per cent, implying that each dollar a benefactor offers, we burn through 95 pennies of it on the work that it is reserved for. In these previous fourteen days, we have perceived how overpowered India’s medical care framework is, and we need to do however much we can to go to the guide of individuals who are profoundly influenced. Twitter’s liberality will go far in assisting us with accomplishing the work we need to do, and that we need to do,” he said.

    With this, Houston-settled Sewa USA has so far raised USD 17.5 million towards its India Covid-19 aid ventures.

    CARE is a main compassionate association battling worldwide neediness.

    Twitter said the award of USD 10 million will uphold CARE’s dire activity to help address the dangerous second influx of Covid-19 diseases decimating India.

    “Assets will be utilized to enhance government endeavours by setting up transitory Covid-19 consideration habitats; giving oxygen, PPE packs and other fundamentally required crisis supplies for forefront wellbeing labourers; and tending to immunization aversion and guaranteeing that individuals get inoculated, especially in far off, underestimated networks in India,” it said.

    Relationship for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer development advancing manageable, impartial and just turn of events.

    Help accomplices with grassroots associations in India on interconnected spaces of training, wellbeing, farming, livelihoods, climate, and basic liberties, Twitter said.

    “This award will help under-resourced networks distinguish Covid-19 indications, forestall spread, access care and therapy, advantage from clinical hardware including oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, defensive stuff and inoculation, endure lockdowns, recapture occupations and will fortify medical clinics and NGOs that serve provincial and low-pay networks,” Twitter added.

    India has been seriously influenced by the uncommon second rush of the Covid and emergency clinics in a few states are reeling under the deficiency of wellbeing labourers, immunizations, oxygen, medications and beds.

    Subsequent to recording more than four lakh new cases for four successive days, India saw a solitary day ascent of 3,66,161 Covid-19 cases on Monday, which pushed its count to 2,26,62,575, as per the wellbeing service.

    The demise tally because of the viral infection moved to 2,46,116 with 3,754 additional individuals capitulating to it, the service’s information appeared.


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