Distribution of Oxygen Concentrators and Oxygen Cylinders by CREDAI Bengal to Kolkata Municipal Corporation 


News Desk, News Nation 360: In a programme organised at Uttirno, Kolkata, CREDAI Bengal members donated 150 oxygen concentrators and 250 Oxygen Cylinders to KMC for their use in their Ward Clinics and Boroughs. Present at the occasion were Shri Firhad Hakim, Chairman, Board of Administrators (BoA), Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Shri Binod Kumar, Commissioner, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Shri Nandu Belani, President, CREDAI Bengal, Shri Debashish Kumar, Member, BoA, KMC, other distinguished office bearers of KMC and distinguished members of CREDAI Bengal who had donated. In the wake of the massive second wave of Covid-19, hospital resources and medical equipment has been severely stretched, leading to patient distress and even loss of life. CREDAI Bengal, the apex body for real estate developers in Kolkata, has come forward to alleviate this stressful situation through its support to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). Thirteen real estate developers affiliated with CREDAI Bengal have donated these and more members are in the process of doing so. The developers are - Belani Group, Merlin Group, Salarpuria Group, PS Group, Rungta Group, Arya Group, Ideal Group, Signum Group, Primarc Realty, Diamond Group, Ambuja Neotia, Smita Properties, 90 Degrees, NPR Developers. An oxygen concentrator is a medical device that concentrates oxygen from ambient air, filters it and releases nitrogen back into the air, working on the remaining oxygen. It is a very important tool for oxygen therapy, and its small size and mobility helps in rapid location change too. As the country braces for subsequent waves of the pandemic, Oxygen Concentrators are a very important tool to give quick relief to patients in home isolation and in hospitals and Oxygen Cylinders are of course critical for Covid patients. Nandu Belani, President, CREDAI Bengal expressed that the real estate industry in Kolkata has responded to the Covid-19 crisis by donating 150 oxygen concentrators and 250 oxygen cylinders to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) because it is absolutely critical to stem the oxygen crisis which was fast claiming lives. The KMC Ward Clinics are crucial for treating all  citizens and it is going to be absolutely life-saving for many people who will be able to avail of these oxygen concentrators now and in case of subsequent covid-waves. They are also currently undertaking the biggest free vaccination drive for their construction labourers at their sites which will be a huge exercise towards inoculating India's second-biggest semi-skilled workforce. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu