The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill with people contracting the virus and succumbing to it in large numbers. The global pandemic has put enormous pressure on the healthcare system with frontline workers like doctors and nurses working round-the-clock trying to save the masses.
During this crisis, Saint-Gobain has been going the extra mile in every way possible to reach out with timely assistance. The leading glass manufacturer has once again lent a helping hand to the Indian government by donating an oxygen generation plant in Rajasthan to aid the masses in their road to recovery from the virus. Dr. Raghu Sharma, Hon’ble Health Minister of Rajasthan inaugurated the Oxygen generation plant at Mahila Chikitsalaya in Jaipur. The fully automated, state-of-the-art plant costs around ₹2.5 crores and will aid about 200 beds in the hospital contributing greatly to solving the ongoing oxygen crisis in the country. It has been airlifted from France with the support of the French Government and the French embassy in India. In addition to the oxygen generation plant, the organisation has also assisted the state of Rajasthan with oxygen cylinders, PPE kits and other vital medical equipment and supplies.
The Health Minister, Dr Raghu Sharma, has praised Saint-Gobain for playing a crucial role in the relief efforts undertaken by the Government. Elaborating on the efforts taken by the organisation, Mr Eisenhower Swaminathan, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain India – Glass Solutions, “As a responsible corporate, Saint-Gobain stands with the country in this time of need. We, as an organisation, consider health and happiness to be of utmost priority. We are grateful to be allowed the opportunity to join hands with the Rajasthan government to provide a glimmer of hope to the masses in such trying times. We will continue to aid the frontline healthcare workers in their fight against the global pandemic.”
The oxygen generation plant is an example of innovative, sustainable and independent technology that has become a great contribution to the healthcare system of the country. Saint-Gobain is committed to protecting the community and the frontline health workers. Through these endeavours, Saint-Gobain continues to align itself with the group’s global purpose of ‘Making the World A better home’.
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