Send more oxygen generators for India’s covid crisis

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Send more oxygen generators for India’s covid crisis

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Current projections are for there to be 1 million + covid deaths in India by August 1. We need to act immediately to avert this tragedy. The UK has sent an aid delivery that consists of 200 items, including ventilators and oxygen concentrators. While this is a positive step - much more needs to be done to help prevent this devastating crisis.

Many parts of India are currently overwhelmed with the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being turned away from hospitals and dying due to a lack of oxygen tanks and other essential equipment that could save lives.  

As a British citizen of Indian origin watching the news in the last 24 hours, I feel for those families losing loved ones everyday, and feel compelled to help in some way. The UK and India have an intertwined history that dates back centuries; over 1.4 million British Indians call the UK their home, though most still have extended family in India. As we here have managed to gain control over the spread of the virus, it seems we are well placed to help our Indian friends in their hour of need.  

I would urge the UK government to, as a matter of urgency, procure and send life saving oxygen along with any other equipment/expertise that is available to assist in the current emergency. 

I would urge UK citizens to sign this petition to expedite delivery of these supplies. Let us try to save as many lives as we are able to. 

Thank you for your support.   

Robert Rohit Kotecha  

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