Diageo pledged INR. 45 crores to support India’s COVID public health infrastructure
News Desk, News Nation 360: A global leader in beverage alcohol and maker of Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, McDowell’s No 1, Diageo pledged INR. 45 crores to support India’s COVID public health infrastructure during the second surge of the pandemic. Through this initiative, Diageo will help nodal Government Hospitals in 21 districts to set up Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants to create long-term oxygen capacity. Diageo will provide state governments fully equipped, prefabricated 16-bed mini-hospital units with PSA oxygen plants in the 15 most critical districts. This will help increase hospital bed capacity in the district with the flexibility to upgrade to ICUs or Critical Care as well as relocate to districts of greatest need. In addition, the company will donate medical equipment including oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, ventilator beds, and other critical devices to public hospitals across 10 States. The Managing Director and CEO, Diageo India, Anand Kripalu stated that at a time when the country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, they want to support the Government’s efforts and stand by the citizens of India. Long-term medical infrastructure especially hospital beds and self-sufficiency in oxygen is what is needed most and they hope their contribution going into every State and UT will help play a part in India’s recovery. With this pledge, Diageo has so far contributed Rs 130 cr towards Covid Relief.
Report : Anustup Kundu