India is currently going through the second wave of the pandemic and people are struggling to overcome it. With the scandalous increase in the number of cases in recent days, many hospitals across the country are faced with the challenge of a shortage of beds, medicines, PPE equipment and even oxygen tanks.

While many countries have stepped up to help India through these trying times, many Indian companies and industrialists have also contributed greatly.

To name a few, these are some of the companies that are helping Indian state governments and hospitals meet the needs of the types of equipment needed to fight the pandemic.

Dependence

According to the statement shared by Nita Ambani, Dependence provides 700 MT of oxygen per day to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Daman, Diu & Nagar Haveli completely free of charge.

The Reliance Foundation will create, commission and manage 100 beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that will be operational in phases starting May 15. The Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital will take over, as of May 1, the management and operations of a nearly 550-bed ward, which is currently operational.

Adani Group

To help combat the severe shortage of oxygen tanks in India, the Adani Group has shipped 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen from Saudi Arabia. The company says it is also filling 1,500 cylinders a day in India. The company is also collaborating with Linde Saudi Arabia to acquire another 5,000 medical grade oxygen cylinders.

The company recently reported that it has secured seven more cryogenic tanks to transport liquid oxygen from Thailand.

Tata Group

As reported by Republic Bharat, Tata Group has decided to import 24 cryogenic containers to transport liquid oxygen through specially chartered flights. Tata Group said in a tweet that the company is doing its best to support India’s healthcare infrastructure in times of need.

Apart from this, the subsidiaries of the Tata group such as Tata Steel are also responding to the national urgency by diverting oxygen to the States. The company supplies 200 to 300 tons of liquid medical oxygen daily to various state governments and hospitals to meet the growing demand.

Jindal Power

President of JSPL Corporate, Naveen Jindal has consistently shared the efforts made by the company to help the country fight the pandemic. On April 22, Naveen tweeted that there are more than 500 tons of liquid oxygen available at our Angul plant. The company also assured that they can provide 100 tons per day to any government that needs it.

On the same day, he then tweeted that 20 MT of the liquid medical oxygen tanker trucks were ready to be shipped to Telangana from JSPL Corporate Angul.

The next day, Naveen shared images of Liquefied Medical Oxygen tankers leaving JSPL Corporate Raigarh for Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Batra Hospital, Medanta Hospital, Artemis Hospital and hospitals as instructed by the Delhi government.

ITC

The company recently said in a statement that ITC has partnered with Linde India to air transport 24 cryogenic ISO containers of 20 tonnes each from Asian countries for use to transport medical oxygen across the country. The company shared a tweet expressing how they plan to help the country.

JSW Steel

On April 25 JSW Steel It said it is working to further increase its liquid medical oxygen supply to around 900 tons per day by the end of the month.

The steel giant also announced that it is targeting a supply of around 20,000 tonnes of liquid oxygen in April from its complex of three plants – Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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