London Business School Alumni unite to procure Oxygen Concentrators to COVID impacted in India

A group of Alumni from London Business School have collaborated with Indian Development Foundation to procure high quality Oxygen Concentrators and channel them to hospitals across India.


Last year, the LBS Alumni worked with IDF to donate beds to Masina Hospital, Mumbai. Further, PPE Kits, and Masks were also distributed to Holy Spirit Hospital and Karuna Hospitals in Mumbai. Given IDF’s capability to distribute oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment/supplies across hospitals in India, the group of Alumni from London Business School decided to initiate a crowdfunding campaign on to scale this initiative.


Zia Sheikh, Class of 2000, London Business School said, “During these times of unprecedented crisis for our country, when millions are getting infected with Covid-19 daily in India and our healthcare infrastructure is unable to cope with the demand for ICU beds, oxygen, and critical life-saving drugs, we knew that we had to act and provide whatever support we can garner. London Business School has perhaps the most global and vibrant alumni communities, which believes in having a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We’ve come together to raise Rs.50 lakhs to procure and donate oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment and supplies to needy hospitals across India.”


Jugal Parekh, Class of 2002, London Business School said, “We have seen a lot of energy amongst our Alumni and the power of ‘can do’ spirit. In these demanding times we would like to channelize that and be of some use to the society. Hence we decided to use the Alumni outreach to generate resources and expertise to make a difference via London Business School Alumni network.”


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