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How Indian Colleges are Helping India Fight the Second Wave of Covid-19

In these testing times, there are many sections of the society including private citizens and colleges are stepping up to aid India to fight the deadly second wave of covid which has hit quite strongly.

IIT Roorkee has transferred 14 oxygen cylinders to the civil hospital and 51 none oxygen cylinders which can be converted into oxygen cylinders. A 150+ capacity covid care centre is built on the campus which can be expanded if the situation demands. Faculty and researchers and alumni of IITs have come up with ways to produce more oxygen to curb the oxygen shortage. Additionally, IIT Bombay has come up with an innovative way to generate oxygen by converting nitrogen generating units into oxygen generating units. IIT Delhi has donated 110 oxygen cylinders to the local administration. IIT Kanpur has recently developed and launched a website that is running with over 1000 verified leads for covid care so that those in need have direct access to vetted information. “We’ve joined hands with an NGO, Doctors For You, which is working for Covid relief in Delhi, to set up an oxygen plant. This plant will produce 150 litres of oxygen per minute, which would be able to save around 20 to 30 lives at a time!”Jayani Shah, a second-year student of BA Economics (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Delhi University has also taken a thoughtful step by launching a covid helpline number for the visually impaired section of society. Apart from this young students and student unions are hustling to help the masses fight covid-19 by raising funds for notorious meals to make sure that those who have no means of sustenance in the lockdown don't go to bed hungry.

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