Thoothukudi, July 1, 2021: The pandemic has underscored the vital role of doctors in keeping our communities healthy and active, which in turn is critical for the overall growth and development of the nation. However, many healthcare professionals and institutions continue to lack access to suitable medical infrastructure.
Recognising their unparalleled contributions to the overall wellbeing of society, Sterlite Copper honoured medical professionals this Doctors’ Day by contributing medical equipment worth 28.50 lakhs to 4 government hospitals in Thoothukudi district, located at Vilathikulam, Kovilpatti, Srivaikundam and Ottapidaram.
The tools provided include key equipment such as 12 jumbo oxygen cylinders with a capacity of 7000 litres each, ventilator systems, Bipap machines, syringe pumps, volumetric pumps and suction machines.
Sterlite Copper has also been leading efforts to ensure adequate oxygen availability in the state. So far, the company has successfully generated and dispatched over 1418.94 MT of liquid oxygen to over 32 districts in Tamil Nadu, in addition to 953 oxygen cylinders containing 6671Nm³ of gaseous oxygen. These initiatives have together helped support thousands of lives in their fight against COVID.
Recently, over 142 beds were provided to Government Hospitals in Thoothukudi under the landmark Vedanta Cares initiative, which aims to supplement the efforts of the central and state governments by committing to build 1,000 critical care beds in 10 locations across India to support COVID-19 patients.