Startups fight COVID-19: Moglix fights against India’s oxygen crisis
As India battles the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, startups, corporates, and individuals are all rallying together to ensure that they are doing their bit. The biggest challenge in the second wave is the dearth of oxygen cylinders along with crucial medicines.
“We estimate the need for at least 100,000 oxygen concentrators across India. However, each person buying an oxygen concentrator for themselves is not scalable and will lead to inefficient distribution of precious resources. Most people will ﬁnd the cost prohibitive and the requirement short-lived (one to two weeks),”Rahul says.
B2B ecommerce startup Moglix has been supplying PPE, oxygen concentrators, oximeters, thermometers etc. to essential goods and services companies to ensure their employees are protected. It has also distributed 15 million+ PPE kits and safety items amid this pandemic.
The startup has developed a “group sharing model” for increasing the impact of every oxygen concentrator by 100x, and is enabling organisations, NGOs, trusts, and RWAs to create oxygen concentrator banks for patients and providing a safety net for their communities.
“If your organisation would like to join us in this mission to provide a safety network to corona warriors, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you set up similar network-based models for your organisation and share our learning/ SOPs. Let us come together to do our bit in this ﬁght,”Rahul Adds.