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Nestle India to set up oxygen plants in hospitals close to its factories

New Delhi- The leading packaged consumer goods company Nestle India is in the process of setting up oxygen plants in around 5 hospitals close to its factories. The major locations are Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Goa, stated on Monday. 

As with the severe second, covid-19 wave hospitals and medical centers had reported an acute shortage of oxygen. Hence, companies have stepped up efforts to improve availability, movement, and accessibility of oxygen needed by the medical institutions and covid center. 

This is why Nestle India has been offering the needed support by providing medical supplies to those in need. 

The Chairman and Managing Director Nestle India Suresh Narayanan said- “We have lent a helping hand in augmenting much needed medical supplies like ventilators, masks, PPE kits, face shields, oximeters, etc. We are also connecting with over 90,000 nurses and helpers across 198 hospitals in India to express our heartfelt gratitude for their selfless service to humanity by humbly sharing product hampers. Recognizing the need for oxygen support for covid patients, my team is in the process of setting up oxygen plants in five hospitals near our factory locations in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Goa”.

Moreover, it will also contribute to Akshaya Patra’s covid-19 relief operations. It has already served 2 million+ cooked meals to let people get the daily meal in tough times when the occupation is losing its grip. 

The chairman further added- It has provided 50,000 ration kits to families in need across various locations in India and will continue to accelerate this initiative. “We have received overwhelming solidarity from our colleagues globally, with Nestlé S.A also extending support in these times of need and providing oxygen concentrators directly and through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies”. 

We all are facing problems in these challenging times, and coming forward to help those who are in need is the only way to make things back to normal and safer.

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