Twenty Rotary clubs in the UK collaborated with RC Madras Chennapatna, RID 3232, to supply 20 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment worth ₹20 lakh to various hospitals in Chennai and other cities in Tamil Nadu to treat Covid patients.
Raj Mani, president of RC Aireburough, UK, and host club member Ramanathan led the fundraising drive in the respective regions. The home club raised ₹5 lakh from its members and the alumni of National Public School, Chennai. “The fondness for India among the UK citizens resulted in gifting 19 oxygen concentrators, 800 PPE kits, 500 NRB masks, 450 under pads, N-95 masks, wheelchairs, gum boots and hand sanitisers,” said Raj Mani.
The oxygen concentrators and medical equipment were delivered to trusts and non-profit making private hospitals and government hospitals in Kotagiri, Arani, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Thanjavur and Erode, said RC Madras Chennapatna president B Chakravarthy.