As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Vodafona-Idea Foundation has provided 200 oxygen cylinders, 100 oxygen concentrators, 50 ventilators, 18 ICU beds, 9 portable X-Ray machines, and 13 infusion pumps to hospitals.
These items have been sent to Sola Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi, KEM Hospital, Pune, Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai and Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Bengaluru.
The move was taken in wake of COVID pandemic where several people failed to get medical care due to shortage of oxygen and ventilators.
Along with the medical equipment, the CSR team of the foundation also facilitated training and support to machine operators to ensure proper use and maintenance of the devices.
The foundation said that the pandemic has made people realise the importance of augmenting our public healthcare infrastructure and the need to be prepared for any unforeseen scenario.
“Governments, corporates, societies and individuals have all done their bit to boost the healthcare infrastructure as the country faced the COVID battle,” foundation stated in a statement.
“The crisis is still not over, and we all believe that much more needs to be done. It is essential to remain prepared for the future. To be ready for any such testing times, Vodafone Idea Foundation has come forward to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure across many cities in India,” it added.