Ramco Cements supplies medical oxygen generators & life-saving equipment to state governments
To tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, Ramco Cements is leading from the front and helping Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha governments.
Ramco Cements has been at the forefront in providing prompt support to all state governments at times of calamities. The coronavirus has been creating havoc across the country and the need for Oxygen has become paramount. Ramco Cements has immediately stepped in to commission medical oxygen generators and to provide life-saving medical equipment to various state governments.
The company has committed to the Government of Tamil Nadu to install five medical oxygen generators at the company’s factory locations across the state. The first generator unit with a capacity of 14 cubic metres of oxygen per hour was commissioned at Virudhunagar district onMay 14, 2021, in the presence of Minister for Industries, Thangam Thennarasu and Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management KKSSR Ramachandran. Since then 48 numbers of Medical Oxygen cylinders are being supplied per day, free of cost, to the Government hospitals across the district every day.
Four more oxygen generators of a higher capacity of 56 cubic metres each have been ordered. While one generator will be installed at Madurai, the other three will be installed at the factory locations at RR Nagar, Ariyalur and Alathiyur. The four generators will be commissioned within four to six weeks. The aggregate cost of the five medical oxygen generators is Rs five crore. These five oxygen generator plants can cumulatively produce 800 oxygen cylinders per day. Ramco Cements has also contributed Rs one crore to Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority for Covid relief.
The company has committed Rs 1.5 crore worth of high-end medical equipment including monitors, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and ventilators to the Government of Kerala and the same will be delivered to the authorities.
Two medical oxygen generators will be commissioned in Andhra Pradesh at Rs two crore within four to six weeks.
The company has committed Rs one crore worth of high-end medical equipment including oxygen concentrators to the Government of Odisha and the same will be delivered to the authorities within two weeks.
The company has been closely coordinating with various Government agencies and providing relief by procuring lifesaving equipment and instruments and making the same available to the healthcare systems.
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