‘Mission Vayu’ : 200 Oxygen Concentrators and 50 BiPAPs handed over by MCCIA

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Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) would like to commend the Government of India and the various Ministries as well as the Special Undertakings and Corporations such as Air India for their stupendous efforts in dealing with the ongoing pandemic.

MCCIA has anchored PPCR (Pune Platform for Covid Response) to support and complement the efforts of the Government in dealing with this unprecedented pandemic.

Many well-meaning corporations, foundations and business leaders have contributed significant amounts of monetary or in-kind resources to the common pool at MCCIA or directly, under PPCR.

MCCIA is working in close cooperation with Government of Maharashtra, Office of the Divisional Commissioner-Pune Division and Municipal Corporations of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad along with District authorities in Pune and other districts to donate medical equipment such as BiPAPs and Oxygen Concentrators. These will be installed at various Hospitals across the State for treating the patients who are suffering from Covid.

On 2 May 2021, MCCIA handed over 200 Oxygen Concentrators and 50 BiPAPs on behalf of the Donors of ‘Mission Vayu’, an initiative by Pune Platform for Covid-19 Response which is anchored at MCCIA.

On this occasion, Ravi Pandit, Past President, MCCIA and Chairman, KPIT Group; Pankaja Ballabh, CSR Head, Bajaj Group and Prashant Girbane, Director General, MCCIA represented the donor community during the handover.

Saurabh Rao, Divisional Commissioner, Pune Division expressed his sincere thanks to Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and the various donors who joined the PPCR initiative and helped in upgrading the Medical Infrastructure across Hospitals in Maharashtra over the last 14 months.

The import of these Oxygen Concentrators and BiPAPs will add to the existing medical capacity significantly.

Prashant Girbane- Director General, MCCIA stated that it has been really heartening to see the combined efforts of the Government, Industry, NGOs, Individuals and society at large to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Thanks to the donors across the country and abroad, MCCIA has been able to support the hospitals which needed the emergency medical equipment in the shortest possible time. He also expressed his gratitude to the Temasek Foundation from Singapore for supporting this cause. He assured that the Chamber is committed to continue contributing more to enhance the medical response system across the state.

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