NOIDA: Taking another step to help society and government in the war against Covid-pandemic, the CREDAI CSR Foundation has extended its support by starting an Oxygen Cylinder Bank, which will be equipped with Type-D Jumbo cylinders and will be provided to the home-quarantine Covid-19 patients on returnable basis. The cylinder bank will be operational from today onwards at the CREDAI NCR Western UP office Sector 63 Noida.
Further, under the initiative UMEED- Win over Pandemic, the CREDAI CSR Foundation has handed over 200 Type D (Jumbo) oxygen filled cylinders to Shri Rajeev Rai, Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Shri Anil Kumar, Deputy Commissioner-Industries of Gautam Buddha Nagar.
These cylinders will be distributed in the hospitals with the District Administration’s assistance and also at local Covid-19 facilities under the RWAs.
On war-footing, CREDAI has successfully coordinated with the state government the airlifting of 250 empty oxygen cylinders from Chennai by an IAF plane.
Pankaj Bajaj, the president of CREDAI NCR says, “We realized that apart from medical grade oxygen, there is an acute shortage of oxygen cylinders. We are grateful to the Indian Air Force and the state government for transporting these jumbo life-saving oxygen cylinders on priority.
A majority of the cylinders will be deployed with the help of the District administration and the authorities in the local hospitals and sector level covid facilities. Our cylinder bank will also become operational today itself.”
Under the UMEED-Win over pandemic initiative, Oxygen Cylinder Bank is the second initiative after the Oxygen Concentrator Bank by CREDAI CSR Foundation. The Oxygen Concentrator bank was started on 2nd May 2021 and all concentrators were booked and issued within the hours of the inauguration.
Further, considering the requirement for oxygen support, the CREDAI NCR has decided to enhance the scope of the facility. Now 10 litre concentrators have been procured and deployed. The initiative, UMEED is run by the CREDAI Youth Wing, an arm of CREDAI members.