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Ola Will Distribute Free Oxygen Concentrators to Those in Need


Ola Will Distribute Free Oxygen Concentrators to Those in Need
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The Ola Foundation and NGO GiveIndia have launched a new initiative called ‘O2forIndia’ to help patients in need acquire oxygen concentrators. Users of the mobile app will be able to request oxygen concentrators at no cost by providing some basic information. 

When the information is validated, Ola will deliver the concentrator at the doorstep of the patient, thus offering much-needed respite to patients during the pandemic. 

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With people not being charged for this service, Ola said that patients can use it until they recover and then return it when they no longer need it. This initiative will start in Bengaluru next week with a wider expansion across the country planned in the upcoming weeks.

Ola co-founder, Bhavish Aggarwal shared the news on Twitter saying, “We must come together and help our communities during these unprecedented times. Today we’re announcing the O2forIndia initiative in partnership with @GiveIndia to provide free and easy access to oxygen concentrators to those in need. @foundation_ola #O2forIndia.”

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“Begins in Bangalore this week & will expand across India in coming weeks. We hope this initiative brings much-needed support during these very difficult times and helps in mitigating the pain and the anxiety among those impacted,” Aggarwal further said.

Ola will begin this initiative in Bengaluru with 500 oxygen concentrators and will eventually scale it up to 10,000 units when the countrywide rollout begins. Previously, Ola covered the cost of the COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees as well as dependents in an active effort to combat the pandemic. 

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