As Covid-19 cases see a steep rise across the country, India’s leading business conglomerate, Wave Group joined hands with district authorities across Delhi, Noida, and the Department of Industries, Lucknow to mitigate the crisis and ramp up oxygen, medicines and water supply in Uttar Pradesh. The company has distributed 60 oxygen concentrators as of now with 50 more in the pipeline in the coming week, provided monetary assistance for medicines, and delivered thousands of mineral water bottles at important gathering junctions like crematoriums, health centres, district hospitals, and government testing centres.
Across the nation, the daily case count is inching higher and the paucity of oxygen has left COVID-19 patients gasping for breath. Uttar Pradesh has emerged as one of the worst-hit states in India with an active caseload breaching 2 lakh. The situation is grim especially for the weaker section of the society facing financial crunch to buy medicines. Lack of drinkable water in the scorching heat, especially for people standing outside cremation grounds and testing centres is adding to the grim situation.
Considering the urgency and desperate need of masses in the region, Wave Group has till now made available a total of 60 oxygen concentrators. Out of these, 20 portable oxygen concentrators have been handed over to Mr. Manoj Kumar Chaurasia (DY Commissioner of Industries), Department of Industries, Uttar Pradesh. A few have been delivered to Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) for further distribution. Some of the concentrators have been installed at company’s factories for on-site workers and some other have been sent to group’s staff located across different cities facing the oxygen availability crunch.
To aid medicine procurement for the needy, the group has joined hands with Delhi Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) and donated INR 10 lakh for the same. Previously, the organisation in a week-long drive had also distributed hundreds of boxes of mineral water with thousands of water bottles across multiple districts of Uttar Pradesh such as Amroha, Bijnor and Bulandshahar for people waiting outside crematoriums.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Manpreet Singh Chadha, Chairman, Wave Group said, “The second wave of the pandemic is turning out to be more dangerous but we are of the firm belief that it can be won over by a consolidated, comprehensive, and targeted community effort. Towards this purpose, Wave Group has undertaken contributions that meet the immediate critical needs of affected masses especially in the remote areas of UP, of supplying oxygen concentrators, monetary assistance for medicines and drinkable water.
Till now we have handed over a total of 60 oxygen concentrators to various government agencies like the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Lucknow, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), besides installing some at our factories for on-site workers and delivering them to our staff with critical needs across locations. Taking cognizance of the rapidly increasing need of medical oxygen, we have decided to distribute 50 more oxygen concentrators in the coming week to hospitals and health centres to help save many lives.
Supporting Delhi Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) in their community service, we have donated INR 10 lakh to meet the medicine requirements of the people. With the support of our volunteers, we have supplied hundreds of boxes with thousands of mineral water bottles to the people outside cremation grounds, hospitals, and district health centres at Amroha, Bijnor and Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh. We shall continue our endeavour of assisting the state, aid India’s battle against COVID-19, and looking forward to stepping up our efforts in the direction.”