Tata group takes this big step in corona epidemic, company will airlift 60 cryogenic tankers from abroad
Amid the Kovid epidemic, the Tata group will bring 60 cryogenic oxygen tankers from abroad via aircraft and install around 400 oxygen production units. This oxygen can be used in hospitals in small cities. A senior Tata Sons official also said that various companies of the group together have arranged about 5,000 beds for Kovid patients.
The group is also training some employees, especially those associated with their Indian hotels, so that there is no shortage of staff to take care of patients. The group has converted many of its hotels into Kovid Hospital. Banamali Aggarwal, president (infrastructure, defense and aerospace and global company affairs) of Tata Sons, said, "We are providing around 900 tonnes of oxygen daily. Tata Steel itself is doing this. Our people at Tata Steel have identified its transportation as a problem. We need special cryogenic containers. In India it is not. Therefore, we have to find it from other countries and bring it to the country through aircraft. ''
He said, "We have identified and are in the process of bringing about 60 such containers." About 14 of them have already been brought. Many more to come. In this case, we are working with our partners like Linde, with whom we have a good relationship. "Aggarwal commended the government for providing Air Force aircraft for bringing containers. He said that the second wave of Kovid-19 epidemic has come very serious and sudden. In this case it is different.
Partnered with DRDO
Aggarwal said, 'Oxygen still remains a challenge. One is the problem of transport and the other is the production of oxygen. When we go to medium and small towns (Tier 2 and Tier 3) and villages, we will need localized methods for producing oxygen for hospitals, ”he said. For this, the group has given DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization). Under this partnership, we will adopt the design of DRDO for the oxygen making plant.
Aggarwal said that group companies have come together to overcome this challenge before the country. Indian Hotels has converted many of its hotel rooms into Kovid Hospital. It has 1,500 beds available. In addition, the Tata Trust has arranged 1,500 more beds in association with hospitals that are working with them. In addition, Tata Projects has provided 400 beds. These beds have been added by new construction or improvement in existing hospitals.
The company is focusing on the help center
Apart from this, TCS is in about 16 cities. The company has about 100-100 bed capacity centers. There is also a complete system of oxygen in them. Some of them have been kept separate. Together, the group has arranged around 4,000 to 5,000 beds.
According to Aggarwal, apart from this, we are also working to meet the shortage of trained staff for the care of patients. "Under this, we are considering training some of our employees of Indian Hotels especially because we have made some of them a Covid Center."