Digital payments and financial services company Paytm has placed order for 21,000 oxygen concentrators which will be made available from the first week of May in the country, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The company has raised Rs 5 crore contribution from the public and matched the same amount taking the total kitty to Rs 10 crore for procurement of oxygen concentrators (OCs) which filter out oxygen from air and help patients with mild breathing issues.
“Paytm Foundation has already placed an order for importing 21,000 OCs to provide immediate relief. Our founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma is leading a dedicated team with medical expertise to push forward and streamline company-wide Covid relief measures,” the company spokesperson told PTI.
These devices would be immediately sent to government hospitals, COVID care facilities, private hospitals, nursing homes as well as Resident Welfare Associations, the spokesperson said.
News Source: business-today