With the 2nd wave proving more fatal and health care battling to reach out to people in the State, FADA Maharashtra Chapter decided to make its contribution to strengthen the hands of the State Administration in battling the 2nd wave of Covid-19.
FADA State Chairperson, Amar Jatin Sheth met with the Honourable Transport Commissioner Dr Avinash Dhakane to understand how FADA members could contribute and on his recommendation, FADA Maharashtra decided to fix the 250 oxygen tankers with GPS devices enabling the transport department to monitor it on a single dashboard which has been setup in Transport Commissioner’s office and is being monitored 24*7. In this, MOBA was roped in as it had the necessary technological know-how and expertise to deliver the same in time bound manner.
FADA Maharashtra raised the required contribution of Rs. 1 Million and placed the order. The oxygen tankers will start being enabled with the fitment from the week starting yesterday.
FADA President, Vinkesh Gulati commenting on the timely action taken by FADA members in Maharashtra under the leadership of Amar Jatin Sheth said, “ FADA got an opportunity to strengthen the hands of Maharashtra State Administration during the 2nd wave of this pandemic. We have tried to do our best as this is a small contribution towards enabling transport department to monitor oxygen tankers movement on a single dashboard. This will definitely help save lives of patients by providing them lifesaving oxygen on time. I thank both, Dr. Dhakane State TC – MH and FADA MH Chapter Mr Amar Sheth to make this possible.”
Speaking on the occasion, Amar Jatin Sheth, State Chairperson FADA said, “This was an opportunity to contribute for the state by efficiently managing the movement of the tankers through technology.”
Dr Dhakane, Transport Commissioner – Maharashtra appreciated the contribution of the association and said that these examples of working together with private enterprise for the good of the state, are encouraging and he opined that due to the GPS facility the tankers would be able to do a quicker turnaround and help save more lives.