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Strictness to scale at containment zones in Kanpur amid alarming rise of COVID-19 infections!

In a bid to curtail the volatile spread of coronavirus infections in Kanpur, district authorities on Friday, announced to increase surveillance at all containment zones in the territory. As per reports, fresh instructions have been issued to station police officials and beat officers round the clock, at each such restricted areas in the city. These officials will be further assisted by the patrolling officers. Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police has directed to ensure that no one, except for essential services personnel are allowed entry in places that nurse over one COVID case.

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'Breathe India' initiative by IIT Kanpur alumni racks up over 3 cr for tackling rife LMO crisis!

When citizens across the country are grappling due to a dire shortage of oxygen amid the second wave of the pandemic, a group of alumni from IIT Kanpur have taken it upon their shoulders to assure enhanced supplies of the medical necessity. Through a crowdfunded initiative, 'Breathe India', the group has raised more than 3 crores and ordered oxygen concentrators for medical centres across Delhi. Now, they are expanding this scope of help to Uttar Pradesh with the help of a Lucknow-based NGO.

Right Walk Foundation in Lucknow to support 'Breathe India' in UP

After remarkable triumphs in the first week of the campaign, the alumni collective has now associated with Lucknow's Right Walk Foundation for its programs in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the group aims to distribute concentrators, oxygen cylinders, oximeters and other equipment among the underprivileged individuals. With this, the net target of the campaign has been augmented to ₹4 crores and the initiators anticipate that they would reach this goal soon.

Working on the lines of 'social inclusion', Right Walk Foundation assures support and assistance to slum-dwelling communities across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Highlighting the need for public advocacy, the organisation attempts to create an ecosystem of equity and sustainability.

Successful in assuring widespread relief


As per the information provided on their campaign page, over 250 concentrators are being provided through this program to hospitals and COVID care centres. Marking collaborative efforts with SaveLife Foundation, this group of samaritans have been successful in assuring relief in a much greater measure, than their initial expectations. All of the resources are being delivered across Delhi, working in alignment with the requirements observed by the Delhi Government.

The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

Exceeding the count of fresh COVID cases, 1,557 recoveries reported in Kanpur on Thursday!

After a disastrous few weeks with the number of COVID cases peaking in the city, the tallies are now declining in Kanpur. A total of 784 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, in contrast to 1,202 detections on Wednesday. The new additions in the number of daily cases, have pushed the count of active cases in the city to a total of 11,675. Further, the condition of the city seems to be slightly better as 1,557 recoveries were reported yesterday while 7,734 vaccine doses have been administered as yet.

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SIIC at IIT Kanpur launches 'Mission Bharat O2' to set up oxygen generation units amid COVID spike

In a bid to ease accessibility of medical-grade oxygen amid the COVID crisis, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur, has launched the agenda of 'Mission Bharat O2'. This programme is a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the pandemic emergency. A dire need of the hour, Mission Bharat O2 makes a strong case for leveraging local, indigenous talent to innovate the production supply chain of oxygen plants and concentrators.

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Kanpur Police creates an 'oxygen bank' to help COVID-stricken individuals in the city!

As COVID-affected residents in Kanpur struggle to seek uninterrupted oxygen supplies, the city's police department has come to their rescue by setting up an oxygen bank. Through this initiative, Kanpur Police attempts to fulfil the oxygen requirements of the infected patients in the city. In order to materialise the objective, the law enforcement officials have appealed to the city folks to donate their vacant cylinders which can be put to use for the needy.

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