Accessibility solutions provider AKW has donated four Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) respiratory ventilation machines to help support coronavirus patients in India.
With the help of AKW’s logistics partner, XPO, and global relief agencies, the machines have arrived at the Vitasta Health Care Trust in Bantalab Jammu, where they will be used to help treat patients with coronavirus complications.
Nick Parsons, Group CEO of AKW Holdings Ltd commented: “We acquired the four PAP machines to donate to the UK, to help fight the effects of the coronavirus. However, with so many other government led initiatives to create PAP machines, we were unable to make this contribution.
“We decided therefore to hold onto this equipment in anticipation of a needy cause. India’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases and subsequent struggle to provide respiratory equipment to all those in need made the choice to donate an easy one.”
Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million earlier in the week, according to a Reuters tally, as the more infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strained healthcare systems.
India has reported an average of 30,000 to 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day since July. The country has recently approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use.