As part of the ongoing Crypto Against COVID efforts, Binance Charity has partnered with India Red Cross Society and National Health Mission to distribute more critical equipment in the battle against COVID-19. The most recent shipment consists of 100,000 masks and 50 ICU ventilators to be distributed to areas considered worst hit.
This latest donation will join the two liquid oxygen tanks sent to India back in May, each one could help save 6,000 lives. Binance is taking this step as a precautionary measure to be prepared for the third wave of the pandemic in the country, that experts have predicted.
“It has been heartbreaking to see the pandemic sweep across India, claiming the lives of both the young and old. The crypto community knew it could not sit idly by. We hope that our efforts have been able to provide some life-saving support to those suffering from COVID. We firmly believe that we must fully recover and rebuild from this pandemic as one, with no countries left behind and India has our unwavering support as well as commitment.” said Helen Hai, Head of Binance Charity.
Binance Charity launched Crypto Against COVID in response to the pandemic in January 2020. Since, the campaign has donated over $5 million towards COVID efforts worldwide. This includes 2 million PPEs donated to 400 hospitals across 26 countries.
As part of our ongoing partnership with UNICEF we have donated $1 million to support COVAX, the largest-ever international vaccine quality programme, led by the UN. By the end of 2021, our goal is to help deliver vaccines sourced by COVAX to over 250,000 people in 11 countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Brazil.
Crypto Against COVID efforts will continue with recent supplies sent to Indonesia and Vietnam. On route to Jakarta are two liquid oxygen tanks – equating to 5,000 cylinders and Vietnam will receive a state-of-the-art PCR instrument, capable of processing 400 COVID tests per day.