ImpactGuru.com, a leading healthcare crowdfunding platform, has received a grant of Rs 40 lakh from the Action Covid-19 Team (ACT), to increase fundraising for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare workers of India. ImpactGuru will add up to 20% in the donations received via the ACT Grant. Funds will be directly transferred by ImpactGuru and ACT to suppliers of PPE to ensure 100% transparency in the utilization of funds.
Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, ImpactGuru.com said, “I thank ACT for this grant to accelerate our fundraising efforts behind this cause and for bringing as many partners as possible to scale this mission. On behalf of ImpactGuru, I hereby make an appeal to doctors, healthcare workers, hospitals, do good citizens, nonprofits, corporates/CSR, startups, socio-religious organizations, influencers, and philanthropists to join this mission by starting crowdfunding campaigns, donating, or providing more matching funds for this noble cause.”
India, with a population of 1.3 billion, has just 11.54 lakh registered doctors – a terribly skewed ratio of 1:1126. The already insufficient number of doctors and healthcare workers at public and private hospitals are at a huge risk of contracting COVID-19.