New Delhi, Delhi, India | 15th May 2021: IIT Delhi Excellence Foundation, in association with PanIIT Alumni India, and PanIIT USA is organising the UAC Global Virtual Summit, with the aim of discussing the role that key players can play in managing and mitigating the COVID-19 situation in India. The Summit will be held on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST/8:30 PM IST/11:00 AM EST.
“United Against COVID” (UAC) is an all-inclusive initiative led by Alumni of IITs, IIMs, and other premier institutes from all over the globe. We are powered by 1000+ global volunteers, 23+ institutions, non-profits, and thought leaders.
A severe second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping across India, and the country’s healthcare system is overwhelmed. The number of new cases and the death toll has risen sharply. Hospitals struggle to accommodate new patients amid an acute shortage of hospital beds, ventilators, and oxygen. We have seen heart-rending scenes of people running desperately from pillar to post to find a hospital bed or life-saving oxygen for their loved ones struggling to breathe. India needs help right away, and many people around the world are asking what they can do.
The top priority so far has been to quickly acquire oxygen concentrators and ship them to India to help save lives – but a lot more needs to be done. Nor will the COVID crisis be over when the current surge abates.
Sanjiv Goyal, President of the IIT Delhi Excellence Foundation who is spearheading the UAC effort, said, “I am inviting every human, association, and public and private agency to join hands with each other and with us. Please help us make a difference and save lives. Please consider donating to support our COVID-19 relief efforts in India.”
Krishen Dhar, Chairman of PanIIT India, said, “The magnitude of the crisis, and the scale of the human tragedy demand that we all come together. Each one of us must see what we can do to help those in need right now, while at the same time thinking of practical ways to contain and limit the effects of this deadly pandemic as quickly as possible.”