Hyderabad: With the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases putting strain on the government machinery and healthcare service organisations in providing support to people affected by the pandemic, CII has come forward to strengthen the efforts by partnering with its member companies across the southern region.
“Many of the CII member companies in the healthcare, pharma, life sciences and medical equipment sectors have ramped up production of essential medical supplies like medical oxygen, ventilators, makeshift hospitals, ICU beds, Remdesivir and other viral drugs which are of immediate requirement for hospitals and primary health centres across the southern region,” said C K Ranganathan, chairman, CII Southern Region.
Around 500 mobile makeshift hospitals are being set up as part of CSR activities apart from BPO centres to provide real-time data on availability of beds in hospitals, oxygen cylinders and other required critical items, he said.
CII members in the pharma sector have ramped up production of Remdesivir and they have the production capacity of manufacturing 1 crore doses of Remdesivir in the coming months. CII expects to vaccinate over 3 lakh people in the southern States.
The industry body distributed more than 500 oxygen cylinders, 150 ICU beds with oxygen to various hospitals across the region. CII is also mobilising relief materials viz., 5 lakh sachets of sanitisers, 10 lakh masks, 50,000 gloves, 1,000 oxygen cylinders and 3,500 ICU beds for supplying to hospitals which are giving treatment to critical Covid patients in the south. Community Kitchens have also been set up benefiting over 1,000 migrant labourers.
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