Helping Covid-19 patients breathe, YCAB Foundation together with Opportunity International Australia is providing life-saving equipment in the form of 50 oxygen concentrators to 10 hospitals spread across West Java, East Java, and Bali, one hospital at a time.
The distribution of this Covid-19 response was supported by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, West Java, East Java, and Bali Provincial Health Offices, respective city/district health officials, Benih Baik, and Media Indonesia. This activity is expected to help hospitals that receive oxygen concentrator assistance in treating and recovering their patients, so as to help reduce the death rate due to Covid-19 in Indonesia.
Covid-19 has unexpectedly increased the need for oxygen concentrators. With sudden spikes of positive cases over the year, hospitals need to be better prepared and equipped to treat Covid-19 patients with low oxygen levels that require breathing apparatus such as oxygen concentrators. If the oxygen level in the blood is low, the patient will experience symptoms of shortness of breath, weakness, fast heartbeat, or difficulty speaking. Oxygen concentrators work by taking air from the room, then filtering the nitrogen in it and so that the patient using it gets the oxygen they need.