As most of you know, India is severely hit by the second wave of the Covid-19 virus. The second wave is proving to be much more dangerous than the first one as India recorded more than 3,49691 coronavirus cases over a span of 24 hours on Sunday (April 25), a new record. The previous record was of 3,14,835 cases over a span of 24 hours. To top it all of, India seems to be losing the fight against this monstrous pandemic as the death toll also reached a new height of 2,767 over a span of 24 hours. The countries medical infrastructure is failing to keep up with the pandemic due to the acute shortage of oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and a lack of medication needed to treat the symptoms of the Covid-19 virus.
A few tech companies such as Xiaomi and OnePlus has decided to come forward to support India during this dire time period to support and ease the burden which the country is currently facing.
Xiaomi’s pledge to help India
Xiaomi has pledged to donate a fund of more than Rs. 3 crores to acquire more than 1,000+ oxygen cylinders as the country’s medical infrastructure is facing a severe shortage of oxygen which is a key element required for the treatment of a Covid-19 infected person. The company has mentioned that they will donate the oxygen cylinders to the most needed hospital or states which require them urgently such as Delhi, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
The company has also mentioned that it has partnered up with donation platform GiveIndia to raise more than Rs. 1 crore to support the Covid-19 frontline workers across the country. Xiaomi has also announced that the donation page will be available shortly on the Mi.com website for the public to contribute. They have further mentioned that they will cut back on the giveaways and social media promotions to help raise the donation fund.
OnePlus’ pledge to help India
OnePlus has announced in a tweet that it will use its official Twitter handle to amplify the voice or request of any patient or their families looking for relief due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Users can get their messages to a larger social media audience that may help them in getting hospital beds, blood plasma, oxygen, or any other related issue. OnePlus has mentioned that to use this social media facility a user has to tag OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) in their tweets and use #COVIDEmergency.
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