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Indian-Origin Billionaire Pledges $10 Million For Oxygen Supplies To India

Vinod Khosla pledged USD 10 million for provide of medical oxygen to hospitals in India. (File)

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Indian-American billionaire businessman Vinod Khosla pledged USD 10 million for the availability of medical oxygen to hospitals in India.

This is in continuation with the Sun Microsystems co-founder’s efforts to fund hospitals for oxygen provides amid a surge in COVID circumstances within the nation.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, he stated there was a necessity to save lots of lives as additional delay might find yourself in additional deaths.

“For @GiveIndia this isn’t enough. They’ve received requests for 20,000 oxygen concentrators, 15,000 cylinders, 500 ICU beds, 100 ventilators, 10,000-beds COVID centres with requests coming from non-profits & hospitals all across India every day. We need to do a lot more urgently,” Mr Khosla stated.

“The Khosla Family is adding USD 10 million to @GiveIndia to it’s previous commitment as a match and hoping others will join in this urgent need,” Mr Khosla stated.

India is scuffling with a second wave of the pandemic with greater than 3,00,000 new coronavirus circumstances being reported day by day and hospitals in a number of states reeling underneath a scarcity of medical oxygen and beds.

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