Amazon has joined hands with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation, Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response (PPCR) and various non-profits to help India in its hard-fought battle against the pandemic and ongoing oxygen crisis. Swasth, Concern India, Sattva Consulting are also among those who joined Amazon in the mission on an Indian geographic scale.
Amazon is airlifting massive medical support consisting of 8000+ oxygen concentrators and over 500 BiPAP machines from Singapore. It has also made required formalities done with the help of partner organizations in India. Amazon is all set to donate all this equipment to various hospitals, and organizations to strengthen the supply and capacity to help patients across the nation.
In appreciation, the Government of India has provided the required administration for the efforts made by the giant. Amazon is fully bearing the cost of all the equipment and further transportation with the help of multiple funding partners ACT Grants and PPCR. Various carriers including Air India have extended priority support to the mission started by the giant.
While a small consignment has already landed on 25 April 2020 in Mumbai, the majority of shipping is expected to be completed by 30th April.
“COVID-19 has severely impacted India in unimaginable ways. We stand firmly with the country, deploying our global logistics network to urgently airlift the needed oxygen concentrators to support the nation’s immediate need. We continue to explore other meaningful ways to help in saving lives and are committed to support the nation in this time of crisis,”
Said, Amit Agarwal, Global SVP and Country Head at Amazon India.
Additionally, the Indian counterpart of the Giant, Amazon India is also procuring over 1500 oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment. In partnership with multiple non-profits including Swasth, Concern India and impact organizations like ACT Grants and Sattva Consulting, Amazon India will be donating this equipment further.
At the nation’s hard time, Amazon has exhibited greater CSR values. India has been growling through the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave that made it drown into a medical crisis. Currently, India is termed to be the worst affected nation by the pandemic.