Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs
The second wave of the pandemic brought large scale devastation to the country leaving every other industry in a spot. Fibre2Fashion enquired with some textile and apparel companies about the kind of support they provided to hospitals and care centres as part of their corporate social responsibility.
We constituted AFMEC Trust for the purpose of Covid relief. In less than two weeks, we have created a 350-bed facility at Agra Trade Centre located in Singhna village on National Highway 2 with state-of-the-art facilities. The centre has piped oxygen supply on 60 beds and oxygen concentrators on 200 beds. For patients in critical condition, arrangement of a 15-bed ICU facility has been made. The medical services will be managed by the health department of the district administration. Treatment for patients below the poverty line will be free of cost. Others will have to pay nominal charges.
We are donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals and NGOs supporting frontline workers. The approximate cost for this would be??3 lakh.
As the vice chairman of Surat Cosmo Round Table India (NGO), we started with serving oxygen concentrator machines for free to the home quarantined patients or those who wish to be discharged from the hospital after Covid treatment. Without these machines, doctors do not allow patients to get discharged. These machines are of 5 litres capacity.
Saundh has joined hands with a Surat-based NGO to set up a 100 bed Covid treatment facility near its factory in Surat. The set-up is already live with 40-beds and increasing, and not only includes medical supplies but also food and other necessities, free of cost.
Published on: 11/06/2021
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