In March 2020, we faced COVID-19, the black swan of our generation. The second wave is back on our shores, and we need to ACT now!
The Indian startup community decided to fight this out from the trenches and set up a Rs. 100 Cr grant in March 2020.
ACT has been learning on the go and supporting need-of-the-hour solutions tackling COVID-19.
We are gathering our troops and supporting critical solutions needed to fight back the same way we did in 2020.
Our focus is to immediately tackle shortage of oxygen supply on a war footing. Our goal is to support deployment of 50,000+ oxygen concentrators across India.
We will also help solve for medical manpower and hospital beds, and expand efforts to support vaccination scale up.
Fix acute shortage of oxygen supply
Get oxygen to those in most need, fast. We are centrally distributing oxygen on behalf of the entire Indian startup ecosystem.
Telemedicine & home quarantine
Scale up pro-bono telemedicine helpline. Run oxygen-at-home programs for cases of medium severity.
Bolster much needed medical manpower
Recruit and supply doctors and nurses to hospitals where they can have an impact, save lives and control caseloads
Help scale up vaccination rates
Help scale up the vaccination rates across India to get more of the population inoculated and foster herd resistance
In 2020, ACT expanded from a few priority states to the remote corners of the country as the disease progressed
April to June 2020
6 States, 1 Union Territory
Maharashtra, New Delhi, Haryana, Gujurat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
July to December 2020
27 States, 3 Union Territories
Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, New Delhi, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Tracks in 9 months
49 mn +
Good to see well-known technology leaders of India coming together in the fight against COVID-19 by encouraging innovations. Launch of ACT with a corpus of Rs.100 crore to accelerate efficient and scalable solutions on COVID-19 is indeed commendable.”
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India
Prevent the spread of COVID-19
high-risk individuals traced
testing kits distributed
Tele-medicine & Home Isolation
patient records maintained
Hospital Capacity Augmentation
Enable long term capacity for COVID-19 and beyond
All numbers have been sourced from partners and are up to December 2020