Monday, July 26th, 2021

Ola to provide free oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 relief in India starting from Bangalore

OLA has announced that it will start free distribution through the use of OLA for COVID-19 relief in India and take oxygen concentrations. The taxi-healing service has partnered with the Give India Foundation in its ‘O2forIndia’ initiative, which aims to provide free and easy access to oxygen concentrators for those in need. The door-to-door delivery service has been launched to help those suffering from Govt-19 disease as the daily cases in India have crossed the 400,000 mark in several days last week. The second wave of COVID-19 is more catastrophic than the first, drowning out medical infrastructure and causing more than 200,000 deaths in India.

One of the biggest problems to arise during the second wave is the unavailability of life-saving resources such as oxygen concentrators and cylinders. This forces users to go to social sites to ask for help. Ola helps to bridge this gap New service This will allow people to deliver oxygen concentrations through the app. Both delivery and pick-up are free and Bangalore was the first city where Ola launched this service.

Pavish Agarwal, co-founder of Ola Caps Tweeted To announce that this service will be extended to other cities in India in the coming weeks.

“We hope this initiative will bring much needed support during the most difficult times and help alleviate the pain and anxiety among the victims,” ​​Agarwal added. The company’s driving partners are trained in sensitivity and safety when delivering and picking up these O2 cylinders.

Support Ola Tweeted: “All of our drivers who are part of this effort have received intensive training throughout safety and sensitivity. We ensure the best standards for O2 concentrators to reach those who need them safely. ”

A screen shot Shared A security deposit payable by a user in Bangalore is Rs. 5,000 for a machine with a capacity of 5 liters. If the oxygen concentration is not available, the Ola application will send a message to the user, “All oxygen concentrations in your area are currently in use. We are seriously looking forward to something that could be yours. Please check back to see when it will be available ”.


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Dasneem Agola is the senior correspondent for Gadgets 360. His reporting expertise covers smartphones, wearables, apps, social media and the entire technology industry. He leaves Mumbai and writes about the ups and downs of the Indian telecommunications industry. Tasneema can be accessed on Twitter at MuteRiot and send tracks, tips and releases to tasneema@ndtv.com. Further

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