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Our pandemic response.

64%

faster ambulance response time in Delhi through data-led ambulance placement opimisation.

Supplies deployed across 11 States in India:

991

oxygen concentrators

1

Cryogenic tank

3,108

oxygen cylinders

109

ICU Monitors

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) swiftly pivoted its resources and expertise to address the escalating crisis. During the initial wave, our immediate focus was on reducing emergency response times, a critical factor in saving lives during such unprecedented times. Leveraging our network and expertise in emergency care, SLF successfully implemented strategies that significantly reduced the time taken for ambulances to deliver urgent medical assistance to those affected by the virus.

Recognizing the acute need for real-time information on healthcare resources, SLF developed an innovative system to track hospital bed availability across Delhi. This initiative proved instrumental in streamlining the process of planning for the escalating number of cases. 

As the pandemic’s second wave intensified, presenting a dire oxygen shortage across India, SLF expanded its support to include multiple state governments. The Foundation played a pivotal role in addressing the COVID-induced oxygen emergency, facilitating the distribution and allocation of life-saving oxygen supplies to hospitals overwhelmed by the surge in cases. Our efforts ensured that the critical oxygen supply reached those in dire need, demonstrating our commitment to saving lives beyond the realm of road safety.

Here’s a summary of our key actions:

Delhi
Collaborated with the government to provide essential medical equipment (oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators, ICU monitors), developed an ambulance deployment tool for efficiency, and assisted with resource management and patient care tools.

Karnataka
Procured 300 oxygen cylinders and 300 respiratory kits.

Uttar Pradesh
Procured 100 oxygen concentrators and 300 oxygen cylinders.

Rajasthan
Procured two oxygen concentrators.

Meghalaya
Procured 100 oxygen cylinders, 100 NRB masks, and 100 respiratory kits.

Maharashtra
Procured 20 ventilators.

Himachal Pradesh
Procured 200 oxygen cylinders and 200 respiratory kits.

Additional Support:
Assisted the governments of Kerala, Haryana, Goa, and Bihar in building healthcare infrastructure.

The impact of SLF’s interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic has been recognized both globally and domestically. The World Economic Forum acknowledged our efforts as a model of effective crisis response, highlighting the scalability and adaptability of our initiatives. Within India, our work garnered accolades from prestigious organisations such as the India Today group and Niti Aayog, underscoring the significance of our contributions to the national pandemic response.

At SaveLIFE Foundation, we are deeply committed to safeguarding lives, whether on the road or in the face of a global health emergency. Our COVID-19 response efforts are a testament to our adaptability, innovation, and unwavering dedication to humanity’s well-being.

Way Forward

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is actively engaging with academic institutions and researchers to document and analyse our comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaboration aims to create a robust knowledge base that can inform and improve strategies for future healthcare emergencies. By sharing insights, data, and learnings from our efforts—ranging from reducing response times during the pandemic’s first wave, developing a real-time hospital bed tracking system in Delhi, to supporting multiple state governments during the oxygen crisis in the second wave—SLF is contributing to a deeper understanding of effective crisis management practices.

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