Speaking to Twitter, 66-year-old venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said it was necessary to save lives as further delay could lead to more deaths.
Billionaire Indian-born businessman Vinod Khosla has pledged $ 10 million to provide medical oxygen to hospitals in India amid an unprecedented second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
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Speaking to Twitter, the 66-year-old venture capitalist said it was necessary to save lives as further delay could lead to more deaths.
“For @GiveIndia, this is not enough. They have received requests for 20,000 oxygen concentrators, 15,000 bottles, 500 intensive care beds, 100 ventilators, 10,000 beds from COVID centers with requests from nonprofits and hospitals across the world. ‘India every day. We need to do a lot more urgently, ”Khosla said on May 2.
This is a continuation of the efforts of the co-founder of Sun Microsystems to finance the supply of oxygen to hospitals.
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“The Khosla family is adding $ 10 million to @GiveIndia to its previous engagement as a match and hope that others will join in this urgent need,” Ms. Khosla said.
On May 2, a record 3,689 deaths per day from COVID-19 brought the death toll in India to 2.15,542, while the number of infections reached 1.95,57,457 with 3.92,488 people from most tested positive for contagion, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Active cases also crossed the 33 lakh mark, he said.