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Danfoss India donates oxygen plant to government hospital Kancheepuram as fresh cases of Covid- 19 emerge

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 16:15 Hrs  [IST]

Danfoss has donated a 250 LPM oxygen plant to the Kancheepuram District Government Hospital, Tamil Nadu. The oxygen plant will cater to an additional 50-80 oxygen beds capacity of this hospital. Kancheepuram is among the top affected districts in the state where the number of Covid-19 cases have been increasing continuously.

Dr M Aarthi, District Collector, Kancheepuram inaugurated the oxygen plant in the presence of Ravichandran Purushothaman, president, Danfoss India, Martin Rossen, sr. vice president, Danfoss - Group Communication & Sustainability,. Sivarudraiyya, District Revenue Officer.

The pandemic has accentuated the need to build and improve our emergency healthcare infrastructure. It gives us immense satisfaction to be part of this collective fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic, said Purushothaman who emphasized the organization’s focused CSR strategy to be a responsible corporate citizen to support the national and state govt.’s welfare initiatives towards local communities.

According to Rossen, “The oxygen plant will boost the healthcare infrastructure and will be of help to the adjoining communities. As a part of Danfoss’ ESG commitments, our aim is to ascertain and implement sustainable initiatives that have an ongoing direct impact on the local communities in which Danfoss operates. During peak of Covid-19, Danfoss global worked with organizations like Indo-Danish Chamber of Commerce (IDCC), Embassy of Denmark to support the unprecedented situation in India.”

Danfoss India donated around 40 lakh as its contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in two phases. Additional 10 Lakh was given for the state vaccination drive and worked on an industry taskforce along with the Tamil Nadu government to procure and distribute 3,000+ oxygen cylinders across hospitals in the state. Danfoss Global has contributed up to 100,000 Danish kroner towards the procurement and delivery of essential materials like oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other relief material to support India’s fight against Covid-19.


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