OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR DISTRIBUTION AT TPWODL

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected people across the globe and affected all aspects of their lives. The impact of the second wave of the pandemic was even more severe than its predecessor as the number of cases and death toll was significantly higher along with its other effects. A deficiency and shortage in necessary medical infrastructure was one of the reasons which worsened the abruptness and adversity of the second wave resulting in a greater loss of life. In order to mitigate this and prepare for a future adversity like this, Tata Power and its subsidiaries identified supporting the public healthcare infrastructure as one of its priorities in its efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a result, Tata Power Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL) in its efforts to support the public healthcare system during the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic by providing Oxygen Concentrators to the District Headquarter Hospitals of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Subarnapur, and Kalahandi with 2 numbers to each of 5 LPM each. The distribution took place in two phases. The first phase happened at Revenue Divisional Commissioner Office, Sambalpur on 6th July 2021 where CDMO and other representatives of the government medical departments of the districts Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sundargarh and Subarnapur were invited to receive the Oxygen Concentrators by the Secretary to RDC, Northern Division through an office order. Additionally 1000 N-95 masks were also donated to the District hospital, Sambalpur. The event was concluded by an address to the media by Mr. Gajanan Kale, C.E.O. TPWODL marking the commencement of Corporate Social Responsibility at TPWODL. The second phase of distribution took place at District Hospital Kalahandi in presence of CDMO Kalahandi and Er. Sumit Ghosh, Chief of Operations TPWODL. This initiative was supported by Tata Sons Private Limited and is part of Tata Power's larger efforts to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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