Healthcare: COVID-19 Relief

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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 +

lives touched


Indian Grantees


States covered


Projects funded

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

Phase 1

Prevent the spread of COVID-19


high-risk individuals traced



testing kits distributed



N95 masks commissioned

PPE Solutions


people supported

Tele-medicine & Home Isolation

Phase 2

Fight COVID-19


doctors and nurses trained


patient records maintained


people supported


consultations conducted

Hospital Capacity Augmentation

Mental Wellness

Phase 3

Enable long term capacity for COVID-19 and beyond


granted for R&D


ICU beds monitored


Oxygen concentrators


HFNC devices deployed


govt. scheme benefits distributed

COVID-19 Treatment

Remote Monitoring

Oxygen Therapy


All numbers have been sourced from partners and are up to December 2020

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