A Vietnamese Buddhist monk that once studied in India donated two inverters for oxygen concentrators in Uttar Pradesh.
Vietnamese Buddhist monk Bhikkhuni Nguyen Thi Sau donated two inverters for two government-run health centres in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh. They were donated to the primary health centres in the Rabupura and Jehangirpur region of Greater Noida. The inverters will serve as a power backup for the oxygen concentrators, which run on a power supply.
Nguyen Thi Sau previously studied at Delhi University in 2013 and donated the inverters to improve the medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh. She had also completed her Buddhist Studies course from Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida. Nguyen Thi Sau is currently studying in the United States. After she learned about the situation in India regarding the second wave of COVID-19, she decided to provide her support.
According to local legislator Dhirendra Singh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk contacted him via a former teacher Dr Arvind Singh, who is a resident of Greater Noida. Singh said that she “expressed her love and care about India” and wanted to help as she had studied in India for some time.
Singh said that Nguyen Thi Sau wanted to donate money to help the COVID-19 patients. “We refused to accept cash and suggested her to purchase something needful for the primary health centres instead [sic],” said Singh. He added that she donated two separate inverters for two government health centre and the inverters have been installed for the oxygen concentrators.
The legislator had written to industrialists in the region seeking their effort in improving the healthcare infrastructure in Community Health Centres and Public Health Centres in his constituency. Singh said that the Noida Authority provided 20 oxygen concentrators for healthcare facilities in Jewar.