As we continue to hear news of the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on the nation of India, we must balance our grief and sympathy with action to help make a difference. Each and every member of our Vyaire family in India, and those of us with friends and family there, has been personally impacted by the tragic toll the pandemic is taking in that part of the world. The pace at which the coronavirus is spreading in this country of 1.4 billion is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe. The latest estimates indicate as many as 350,000 infections are occurring per day, and that is likely an under-estimate. Hospitals are overwhelmed, oxygen and other medicine is in short supply and many of sick and their loved ones are being left to fend for themselves.
In our role as the world’s premier provider of breathing technology, it is incumbent upon us to do what we can to help alleviate this pain and suffering. To that end, we are supporting our Vyaire team members and working with customers, distributors and non-profits to provide knowledge, services and equipment to health care organizations in the region. Specifically, in New Delhi, a city of 20 million where infections are creating a severe crisis for area hospitals, Vyaire is donating or providing at cost a variety of ventilation and oxygen equipment to treat COVID-19 patients requiring oxygen support. In addition, we are offering clinical expertise and training to local care teams to respond to emergency ventilatory situations and to help monitor NIV needs.
We will continue to rally teams around the world to provide more support in our effort to help alleviate this humanitarian crisis.
We are incredibly proud of our entire Vyaire team, who has stepped up in numerous ways in response to an epidemic that makes its own rules. While vaccinations are helping tame the outbreak, we know COVID-19 can strike again in any country, region or city. There has never been a more important time for us to embrace our mission to empower the global respiratory community to enrich patients’ quality of breathing – not only during crises like this, but throughout their lives.
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