Amazon To Donate 10,000 Oxygen Concentrators To India As Covid-19 Surge
E-commerce giant Amazon has joined hands with CT Grants, Temasek Foundation, Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response (PPCR) to urgently bring in 10,000 oxygen concentrators and BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) machines to India.
The company said that the organizations are working closely with the Indian government to expedite the entry of these oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines into the country.
“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,” said Amit Agarwal, global senior vice president and country head, Amazon India. “We continue to explore other meaningful ways to help in saving lives and are committed to support the nation in this time of crisis.”
Amazon will bear the cost of airlifting these oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines, procured through multiple funders including ACT Grants and PPCR from Singapore to India through Air India and other international carriers.
Additionally, Amazon India is also procuring over 1,500 oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment. This will be donated to hospitals and medical facilities in partnership with multiple non-profits including Swasth, Concern India and impact organizations like ACT Grants and Sattva Consulting.