To enable immediate access to oxygen concentrators and provision of oxygen generation plants12 MAY, 2021 | India
To enable immediate access to oxygen concentrators and provision of oxygen generation plants
New Delhi – May 12, 2021: Tech Mahindra Foundation, the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced its support to Mission Oxygen, an initiative by Democracy People Foundation, to ensure last mile delivery of oxygen supply across India. The partnership will strive to ensure that hospitals, nursing homes and medical care facilities, especially in tier-2 cities, get immediate access to oxygen.
Considering the likelihood of a third wave, the goal of this initiative in its second phase will be to also enable hospitals to become self-sufficient by enabling the provision of PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plants. Few of these plants will produce cylindrical capacity of 15 Nm3/hour, which will amount to 55 oxygen cylinders per day. This will be able to support uninterrupted O2 supply to 27-30 patients.
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, said, “We at Tech Mahindra, are determined to support people and the society at large in these difficult times. We are aware of the likelihood of the virus coming back in another wave, and therefore, feel the need to support our country to prepare better by strengthening the healthcare system, especially in areas where the cases are to peak in the next 3-5 weeks based on analytics and data modelling. To this effect, we are extending our support to Mission Oxygen, a group of extremely agile entrepreneurs who have done a splendid job in providing oxygen concentrators. We are confident that together we can contribute towards enabling the supply chain digitally and provide immediate access of oxygen concentrators to hospitals, and also setup permanent oxygen facilities for the long run”.
Mission Oxygen is an initiative by the Democracy People Foundation with participation of 250 entrepreneurs that has successfully raised Rs 36 crores through its efforts and has already donated 1000 Oxygen Concentrators and will donate 5000 more Oxygen Generators by the 20th of May. It has also setup an oxygen plant in Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital in Delhi in a record 7 days as a part of its initiative to ensure that hospitals have a permanent setup, rather than depend on cylinders and concentrators. As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will provide technologies to digitally support the campaign and enable their supply chain operations. Additionally, the partnership will also leverage Tech Mahindra’s global partner ecosystem of associates, clients and partners to raise awareness.
Mission Oxygen campaign is funded by the citizens of India and by Indians across the world. The oxygen concentrators that have been donated are already saving lives at various government hospitals with several of them donated to the Border Security Force and Army hospitals to show our respect and solidarity with them for their service to our nation.
Rahul Aggarwal, Founding Member, Mission Oxygen, and Trustee Democracy People Foundation said, “We are determined to ensure that very soon we reach a stage where not a single life is lost due to the unavailability of oxygen. We want to ensure that this fundamental need to survive this wave and overcome the future waves is made available to our fellow Indians. We are working tirelessly to ensure that we are providing locally relevant solutions at the fastest pace possible and are thankful to the lakhs of people who have contributed and placed trust in us and helped save thousands of lives. We look forward to combining our forces with Tech Mahindra and getting support from their larger global resources to ensure that we will achieve our objectives sooner.
Committed towards the fight against COVID-19, Tech Mahindra has institutionalised an integrated approach to not only enable a safe working environment for its associates, but to also enable customers to grow their businesses in a safe, secure, and sustainable way. As part of NXT.NOW framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’, Tech Mahindra focuses on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of the customer.
About Mission Oxygen
Contributions can be made to this effort at https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/mission-oxygen-helping-hospitals-to-save-lives
The latest updates about the initiative are available at www.missionoxygen.org
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer-centric digital experiences, enabling enterprises, associates and society to Rise. We are a USD 5.2 billion organisation with 121,900+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 997 global customers, including Fortune 500 companies. We are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies, including 5G, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and more, to enable end to end digital transformation for global customers. Tech Mahindra is one of the fastest-growing brands and amongst the top 15 IT service providers globally. Tech Mahindra has consistently emerged as a leader in sustainability and is recognised amongst the ‘2021 Global 100 Most sustainable corporations in the World’ by Corporate Knights. With the NXT.NOW framework, Tech Mahindra aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’ for our ecosystem and drive collaborative disruption with synergies from a robust portfolio of companies. We aim at delivering tomorrow’s experiences today and believe that the ‘Future is Now’.
We are part of the Mahindra Group, a USD 19.4 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in renewable energy, agribusiness, logistics and real estate development. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2,56,000 people across 100 countries.
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