Private sector playing pivotal role in Haryana’s anti-COVID fight

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 30
At a time when Haryana is trying its level best to get through this tremendous challenging Pandemic time, corporate world played a pivotal role in helping the State Government in putting up a tough fight against this Pandemic, stated Haryana government in a statement. In a similar effort, the Chief Minister inaugurated four oxygen production plants in three government hospitals in Gurugram on Friday. In collaboration with Maruti Suzuki India Limited, two plants of 1 ton and 0.5-ton capacity were inaugurated in Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram which will be able to supply uninterrupted oxygen supply to about 100 to 150 beds. Similarly, another two plants having a capacity of 1 ton each were inaugurated at ESI Hospital Sector 9A and ESI Hospital Sector 3 Manesar. On the other hand, Haryana has also received four ox trucks through CSR Advisory Board with the help of Raytheon Technology. These oxytrucks imported from Germany are used by the army for its soldiers in difficult and inaccessible areas. Due to the efforts of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, in the matter of Ease of Doing Business, the industry-friendly policy of Haryana is being admired worldwide. It is because of this Policy, there is a readiness in CSR activities. The CSR fund received from the corporate sector was also included in the measures to control the Pandemic through this Board, which was an initiative taken by the CM. As Haryana was continuously putting up a tough fight against COVID-19 Pandemic, there came a time when the oxygen demand started increasing rapidly. Then, the State Government while shifting their focus to provide uninterrupted oxygen supply had set up two new temporary hospitals having a bed capacity of 500 beds each at Hisar and Panipat. Not only was this, but an immediate uninterrupted oxygen supply in these hospitals also arranged from Jindal Industry at Hisar and the Indian Oil Refinery at Panipat. A makeshift hospital having a bed capacity of more than 500 beds was set up in collaboration with Vedanta, M3M, Heer, mankind etc in Gurugram. Thus, in this way, the corporate sector played a pivotal role in providing relief to every patient as they bravely fought the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last year Zee-Entertainment group had provided 20 ambulance vehicles for COVID-19 patients, while Maruti Udyog also provided ventilators to the State Government ensuring every precious life is saved. Similarly, the Power Grid group and RITES had also provided six and two ambulance vehicles with Advanced Life Support System (ALS) respectively. Besides this, big groups like Hero Motocorp, Tata Sons, Honda, Parle, Mahindra, CII, Assocham, STUDS, IndusInd Bank, DLF etc. have also helped Haryana Government by providing adequate quantity of PPE kits, surgical and N-95 masks, sanitizer, eyeglass, shoes etc. The CSR Advisory Board, the government received financial assistance of Rs. 6.31 crore from the corporate sector to fight against this Pandemic.  

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