HCL group provides Oxygen plants, cylinders to extend support to Delhi Government; other companies join the movement.

Indian Pioneer of computing, HCL group on Tuesday announced its support to Delhi Government by donating oxygen plants and cylinders to boost COVID-19 relief efforts.

HCL issued a statement regarding this which states, “Our Group is supporting the Delhi Government with 12,000 oxygen cylinders, each of which has a capacity of 40 litres and 21 oxygen plants which will generate 8,800 litres of oxygen/minute. These oxygen plants and cylinders will serve to around 1,500 patients.”

Two ready-to-use oxygen plants, imported from France, have already been given to the Delhi government. These two plants will get installed at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Delhi.

The Second wave of Covid-19 badly hit India; hospitals in many states face an acute shortage of medical facilities and health care essentials, including beds and medical oxygen. Social media posts and timelines are filled with the SOS calls for the same. 

Many corporate companies, social groups, and organizations are helping in their way to source and donate oxygen cylinders, concentrators, and ventilators.

  • HumSafer Driver Safety Foundation has started an initiative, DriveForOxygen, to support 4,000 HAZ-certified drivers, working over 12 hours to provide oxygen across the country.
  • The payment Tech firm, Cashfree announced the launch of ‘Payment links for Donations’ to help organizations raise funds and accept payments digitally for COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Paytm has launched a vaccine finder tool, available in 11 regional languages, and over 1.5 million citizens have so far registered for it.
  • Personal Computer manufacturer Acer said that it is procuring oxygen concentrators for India and that the first batch of oxygen concentrators has arrived for immediate distribution.
  • Amanda Nusz, President of Target Foundation, said the organization targets a donation of 5 Lakh USD to UNICEF USA to increase access to life-saving oxygen treatments in hospitals across India.
  • Supria Dhanda, Vice President at Western Digital, announced that the company has donated to a local NGO to set up a 30-bed portable hospital.

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