Bangalore, 3rd June 2021: In its steadfast support to the Government of Karnataka and the State Health Department, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) handed over oxygen concentrators to the Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa in the presence of Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education of Karnataka, Dr. K Sudhakar.
Till date, TKM handed over 50 oxygen concentrators to the Government of Karnataka and is making efforts to provide 80 more units in the days ahead. The company also announced the extension of its support to ensure maximum reach of the vaccination drive by enabling transportation facility for the Health Department of Ramanagara District.
Dr. K Sudhakar, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education of Karnataka, present on the occasion said, “The Government and related health authorities have displayed great agility and resilience in curtailing the situation and announcing measures that kept pace with the ever changing situation. The support we received from all quarters especially corporates were very encouraging and further aided our efforts to ensure wider access to the medical facilities.
TKM has always been a great source of support in enabling various community initiatives in the region thus complementing our focused efforts. The current contribution will foster the urgent treatment requirements amid the current pandemic and in the coming future.”
Talking about the initiative, Vikram Gulati, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Governance, TKM, said, “Since the onset of the pandemic, Toyota has been proactively responding to the crisis according to the needs of the people and society. It is our topmost priority to support and provide necessary assistance to our local communities to sail through the crisis at this hour of need. As a responsible corporate, we will continue to analyze the emerging needs and come up with counter measures to help the relevant Government departments. We truly hope that with the consistent and integrated efforts of the Government and stakeholders, the crisis will pass soon.”
TKM is also working to provide oxygen concentrators to the Uttar Pradesh Police Department besides collaborating with industry bodies towards rapidly building healthcare infrastructure for the treatment of affected people in Karnataka.
Recently, TKM handed over medical equipment included oxygen concentrators for treating critical patients at various Government of Karnataka facilities in Ramanagara district. Apart from oxygen concentrators, TKM has provided Ambu bags, bedside monitors, oximeters, glucometers, masks, sanitisers and other essential materials to the District Health Officer of Ramanagara for their immediate requirements. Additionally, TKM also extended support by providing masks and sanitizers to Police and other Government Departments of Bangalore and Ramanagara.
Further, TKM is in the process of contributing CT scanner to district hospital and setting up of an oxygen generating plant in Community Health Centre, Bidadi, Karnataka.