A few days ago, Sahil Barua, the co-founder of Delhivery posted on LinkedIn that they are planning to fly charters into India with oxygen concentrators. Barua said, “We’re flying charters into India with oxygen concentrators and other essential supplies and can build more capacity on demand.” “If you need help with logistics or wish to collaborate with us on this please reach out to Vikas Kapoor or to me immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org),” Barua added.
India has been facing the highest single-day surge of COVID-19 recorded by any country and with the surge of the deadly virus, currently, the country is suffering from a scarcity of medical oxygen.
On Sunday, Vinod Khosla, the co-founder of the logistics and supply chain startup tweeted that the company is willing to fund hospitals in India that need funding to import a planeload of oxygen and other supplies. Khosla also asked the public hospitals and NGOs to reach out in case of any emergency.
The tweet stated, “I’m willing to fund hospitals in India that need funding to import bulk planeloads of oxygen or supplies into India to increase supply. Public hospitals/NGO’s also pls reach out @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @timesofindia @INCIndia #IndiaFightsCOVID19 @htTweets @IndianExpress @GiveIndia”
In another tweet, Karthik S, a company executive tweeted that the logistics startup has chartered two planes from China most likely on Wednesday and Friday to help import oxygen concentrators. The company is doing this at minimal margins for oxygen concentrators and other essentials, and have spare capacity as things stand.
Commenting on the tweet, Karthik S added, “If interested, please contact us at email@example.com. In case the demand far exceeds the current supply, we can arrange for additional flights as well.”