420-620 Liters per Minute
of piped oxygen
24/7, 365 day
into life threatening hypoxia.
Keep patients stable
as they wait for limited hospital beds.
O2 support at home
for recovering patients and mild cases.
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Our relationships gave us an advantage with sourcing and distribution.
Community Partners International offers 501(c)(3) tax-exemption on donations.
AirSep, the largest O2 plant manufacturer and most experienced in India, prioritized the allocation of units to us. Inogen and AirSep Caire, Inc. reputed US concentrator manufacturers, offered discounted pricing for the 6L and 10L concentrators.
FedEx and Air India, flew the O2 concentrators to India at no cost.
Tata Memorial Centre, a Grant-In-Aid institute under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, manages import formalities.
Site Selection & Distribution
TMC leadership determines needs and manages distribution across 200+ hospitals in National Cancer Grid (NCG). This effort is overseen by Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director of TMC, Dr. CS Pramesh, Coordinator of NCG, and Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deputy Director of TMC.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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