Madurai

Collector persuades private firms to sponsor oxygen concentrators

Collector V. Vishnu receives oxygen concentrators sponsored by TVS Group in Tirunelveli on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: HAND OUT

The district administration, which is running from pillar to post to get medical-grade oxygen, has successfully persuaded a good number of private firms to sponsor oxygen concentrators to save the lives of the COVID-19 patients under treatment.

Since a few thousand patients are under treatment in the government and medical college hospitals with oxygen support, District Collector V. Vishnu visited a few defunct plants here and assured them of all support to resume oxygen generation.

Since the exercise was taking considerable time, Mr. Vishnu persuaded a few private companies to sponsor oxygen concentrators to save the patients and keep them alive until proper oxygen supply was restored.

As the TVS Group sponsored ₹50 lakh-worth 100 oxygen concentrators, Mr. Vishnu rushed some of these machines to the Koodankulam Government Hospital where COVID-19 patients have been admitted. The Collector also sent the remaining machines to other COVID Care Centres in rural Tirunelveli.


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