O2 concentrators & plants sent where they are needed most.

Navya and Tata Memorial Centre fulfill the need for oxygen at hospitals across the National Cancer Grid.

In two months, we’ve responded to oxygen needs at 70 hospitals around India.

$4.5 million

$2m RAISED in 48 HOURS

5,732

O2 CONCENTRATORS to 21 STATES

16

O2 PLANTS with 7 OTHER DONORS

O2 Plants create independence and sustainability.

Hospitals can maximize the number of patients they support.
420-620 Liters per Minute

of piped oxygen

24/7, 365 day

continuous supply

Autonomous control

for hospitals

O2 Concentrators decongest hospital beds in ICUs and save lives.

One concentrator helps approx. 60 patients per month.
Avoid progression

into life threatening hypoxia.

Keep patients stable

as they wait for limited hospital beds.

O2 support at home

for recovering patients and mild cases.

O2 Concentrator Distribution and Use
Distribution

India

StateTotal O2CsTotal O2 Plants
Grand Total5732
Total Distributed5732
Maharashtra20882
Karnataka7212
Uttar Pradesh4494
Tamil Nadu4171
Kerala3761
Punjab218
New Delhi186
Assam1632
Bihar163
Rajasthan1631
Andhra Pradesh1401
Gujarat1391
Haryana88
Manipur75
Nagaland75
Goa66
Puducherry60
Madhya Pradesh41
Mizoram36
West Bengal36
Jharkhand32
In Progress
OUR O2 CONCENTRATOR EFFORT IN THE NEWS

16

Jul

Covid: This Indian-American arranged over 5,000 oxygen concentrators for India

TV9News
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13

May

Tata Memorial Centre strengthens response to Covid 2nd wave; 3,400 oxygen concentrators airlifted to India

Times Now News
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10

May

Tata Memorial Hospitals flies in 3,800 O2 concentrators, 3 lakh masks from US

The Week
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7

May

COVID-19 relief efforts for India gather steam; tech executive Jonathan Bush commits up to $500,000

Boston Globe
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5

May

Local Indian executives rally to send badly needed medical equipment to COVID-ravaged country

Boston Globe
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3

May

Boston’s Indian-American Businesses Leaders Come to India’s Rescue: $600,000 Already Wired, a Planeload Ready to Take Off on May 8

India New England News
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Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from other crowdsourcing campaigns?
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Together4India brings together various partners to complete the supply chain from procurement to distribution. We have access to coveted plants from AirSep as well as close relationships with all the installation sites in the NCG.

We have already delivered close to 6,000 oxygen concentrators across 19 states in India in under a month. We are now leveraging this distribution chain to help hospitals with fixed oxygen supplies.

What is an oxygen plant?
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An Oxygen plant or a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plant employs a technology that absorbs nitrogen from ambient air to concentrate oxygen for supply straight to the site of use either through a dedicated pipeline or to fill cylinders. PSA plants have a long term benefit to manage the pandemic and beyond.

Why is Together4India now focusing on O2 plants?
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Oxygen concentrators were the bandaid India needed in May. The country now needs to focus on more fixed infrastructure to survive Covid-19. Our relationships with Mr. Bansal (AirSep founder) as well as centres in the National Cancer Grid (NCG) put us in a unique position to deliver on the country’s most pressing needs. Our funds will be best utilized towards plants.

How much should I donate?
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It costs between $125,000 - $220,000 to sponsor a plant. Personal donations between $25,000 - $50,000 or foundation donations for a full plant will help move us towards our goal of fulfilling all the TMC NCG requirements.

Which hospitals will receive the equipment?
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TMC has 8 centers across India and also spearheads the National Cancer Grid (NCG). The NCG is a consortium of 250 hospitals across India including regional, private, and government hospitals. Dr. Badwe, Director of TMC, along with Dr. Pramesh, Director of NCG and Tata Memorial Hospital, are personally overseeing allocations against requests from NCG centres.

TMC Navya has shortlisted 35 of the public and charitable hospitals that have requested sponsored plants. Tata's engineering team, along with clinical teams from a group of 60 (of the 200+) TMC affiliate centres, have evaluated each request. These sites were selected based on their capability to set up and utilize the plants and impact a large number of patients.

Why have we shortlisted AirSep plants as the top choice?
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AirSep is one of the world’s largest suppliers of oxygen plants. The company manufactures plants in Buffalo, NY in accordance with the highest safety standards. AirSep plants have been identified as the leading choice for Indian hospitals since 1. AirSep has served >4,500 hospitals across nearly 50 countries, 2. It has experience designing and installing plants specifically for India, and 3. Its plants need minimal maintenance, which works well for the high-volume locations as well as the rural locations we are serving. Because of the sudden surge in demand for PSA plants, there are several new and inexperienced players coming to market. We aim to get our shortlisted centres robust equipment that will last for a long time.

This is a very technical domain, who are the experts and advisors?
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  Dr. Badwe, director of Tata Memorial Centre, and Dr. Pramesh, coordinator National Cancer Grid, are working with engineering and medical technicians to select hospitals. Seeing the credibility of our work, Ravi Bansal, the founder of AirSep, is personally advising us on quality and risk assessments for PSA plants at hospital sites.  He is an innovator and expert in medical grade oxygen; his experience has been sought greatly by the medical fraternity in India at this time.  Mr. Bansal owns no financial interest in AirSep having sold it eight years ago.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
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Yes. Your donation will go to Community Partners International (CPI), a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to CPI are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID Number: 94-3375666. CPI works extensively in South Asia, particularly in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Will my employer match my donation?
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You can check whether your employer will match your donation on the CPI website. The information is managed by Double my Donation. Scroll to the bottom of this page for details - https://www.cpintl.org/other-ways-to-give.html. Once you fill in details to donate, you will be asked whether you want CPI to contact you to initiate the matching process.

What is the ‘processing fee’ mentioned on the CPI website?
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Community Partners International's online donation/payment system provider, Flipcause, collects a transaction fee that covers all credit card fees, including American Express and international payments, as well as Flipcause's own fee to cover their donation management services. The per-transaction fee is 4.9% + 30 cents for all web payments, which includes credit card fees. Supporters have the option to cover this fee when checking out.

How will I know the impact that my contribution has?
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Navya works closely with TMC. We will share updates and transparency on your contributions. Here’s an example of the feedback we got from Dr. AC Kataki at Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute in Assam. Here’s an example from Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute.

What is Navya’s relationship with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC)?
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Navya is the online expert opinion service of TMC. Navya has a ten year relationship with TMC focused on helping it serve low-income patients and raise funds for underserved populations. Navya’s founders Gitika Srivastava and Dr. Naresh Ramarajan work closely with the senior leadership at TMC, which allows for quick approvals, collaboration, and transparency.

Where can I wire my funds?
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Community Partners International

Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Bank Address : 2144 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704

Account Name: Community Partners International

Account Number: 6455450715

ABA / Routing Number: 121000248

Address: 580 California Street, 16th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Purpose:   OXYGEN for India

Whom can I call to reconfirm the wire details?
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Kalsang Tashi, Community Partners International, kalsangtashi@cpintl.org, +1 415 745 0677