Indian companies are now looking to charter flights and import oxygen cylinders and concentrators into the country
- Hospitals send SOS messages on social media platforms to
oxygen supply. The government facilitates the transport of oxygen by air, rail and road to provide oxygen to cities in India.
- There is also a severe shortage of concentrators and oxygen cylinders.
- To solve the problem, business leaders are stepping in to import oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India.
India is currently grappling with a second major wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an alarming oxygen supply crisis. Hospitals are sending SOS messages on social media platforms to get more oxygen, while doctors are crumbling as the situation worsens.
The government facilitates the transport of oxygen by air, rail and road to provide oxygen to cities in India. There is also a severe shortage of concentrators and oxygen cylinders. In fact, the co-CEO of Apollo Hospital, Dr Sangita Reddy, has
Many times stressed that India was not facing an oxygen shortage, but lacked a sufficient number of tanks and cylinders.
And in the situation, Indian companies are helping out. Earlier, Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani opened his factory in Jamnagar to provide oxygen to
Now startups, businesses and investors are looking to import oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India.
Indian conglomerate ITC announced today that it will move air cargo in cryogenic oxygen containers to help alleviate the crisis. “ITC Limited has partnered with Linde India Ltd. to airlift 24 cryogenic ISO containers of 20 tonnes each from Asian countries for use to transport medical oxygen across the country,” said Saturday the company in a statement.
E-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it will bring 10,000 oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines to India. It has partnered with ACT Grants, the Temasek Foundation and the Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response (PPCR) to import the supplies from Singapore.
Startups are not far away either. Sahil Barua, Managing Director of Unicorn Logistics Delhivery, wrote on LinkedIn today that they “ operate charter flights to India with oxygen concentrators and other essential supplies and can build more capacity on demand. ”. Barua is already helping people with on-demand oxygen concentrators.
Recently, publicly traded online aggregator EaseMyTrip confirmed to Business Insider that the founders of the company are allocating resources to import oxygen concentrators to India. Rikant Pitti, COO and co-founder of the company, wrote: “After 4 days of extensive research and audit, we were able to find legitimate suppliers to import 150 pieces of oxygen concentrators.”
India’s biggest venture capitalist Shailendra Singh of
We are urgently looking for ways to import Oxygen Concentrators to India. Everyone has information about foreigners… https://t.co/RtmzZWlrZx
& mdash; Shailendra J Singh (@singh_sequoia) 1619253304000
Meanwhile, French gas giant Air Liquide SA recently
ad that it is diverting its oxygen supply from the Indian industrial sector to the country’s hospitals.
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