Tech Mahindra announced its support to #OxygenForIndia, a volunteer-run organization put together by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), to deploy 3,000 oxygen concentrators and 40,000 oxygen cylinders to help resolve the oxygen crisis in India. The partnership will strive to ensure that life-saving medical oxygen is delivered to critical patients quarantined at home to limit the need for hospitalization.
#OxygenForIndia is a campaign aimed at delivering oxygen cylinders to those in need, and especially those who may have difficulty in being admitted to a hospital due to financial constraints. As part of the partnership, Tech Mahindra will provide its leading technological and functional expertise to digitally support the campaign by enabling their supply chain applications and streamlining operations with RFD ID (Radio-frequency identification) tracking. Additionally, the partnership will also utilise the operational capabilities of Mahindra Logistics and leverage the Mahindra ecosystem of suppliers, customers, partners, and associates for funding to aid the campaign.
Amit Dhingra, Head – Strategic Initiatives, Tech Mahindra, said, “As a company with a purpose, we are committed towards leveraging all our available resources and capabilities to fight this battle against COVID-19. By associating with OxygenForIndia we will ensure oxygen availability to patients at home without the need for admission, thereby freeing hospital beds for those in critical condition. The collaboration will also add additional Oxygen capacity to hospitals for patients in need.”
#OxygenForIndia will raise $10 Million to begin with – with contributions coming from Tech Mahindra, industry and various citizen bodies. This movement will support creation of oxygen capacity across 15 cities and tier 2 towns, thereby benefitting lakhs of COVID-19 patients and reducing the stress on the India’s hospital eco-system which is under tremendous pressure due to oxygen unavailability.
Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder and Director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, a Health Think-Tank, said, “Oxygen for India is delighted to be partnering with Tech Mahindra. Their strengths in multiple domains of procurement, supply chain, fundraising and financial management will augment our capacity to respond to this terrible tragedy.”
Committed towards the fight against COVID-19, Tech Mahindra has institutionalized 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.