Hyderabad: After receiving Rs 70 crore in donations during the first wave of the pandemic, the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (Hysea) has been able to mobilise over Rs 13 crore in less than three weeks’ time during the second wave of the pandemic in Telangana. Through these donations, Hysea and member companies along with NGO Nirmaan are looking to step up its fight against the pandemic.
About 35 member companies have contributed so far and this is being used to provide medical equipment and staffing support to government hospitals like TIMS, Kondapur district hospital and Sarojini Devi. In addition, the association along with the NGO is looking at setting up 10 bedded ICU wards in different districts in Telangana, thus focusing on rural areas of the State as well. “We are also engaged with 28 hospitals in 25 districts in the State and are looking at providing the ICU facility in each of these districts,” said Bharani Kumar Aroll, president, Hysea.
The association is not just donating through the NGO partnership but is also doing on-ground assessment of different hospitals and institutions so as to provide medical equipment like oxygen concentrators and ventilators among other things. Hysea has also got support from individual donors to the tune of Rs 7 lakh including several NRIs and foreigners and interested donors can log onto https://hysea.in/home/covidresponse/ to donate.
“We have a seamless funding flow and mapping being done through our different teams in every 24-hour bracket and we also get in touch with hospital superintendents to get feedback on right utilization of the funds,” said Mayur Patnala, founder and CEO, Nirmaan.
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