To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis In Maharashtra and Delhi, Anand Mahindra Launches ‘Oxygen On Wheels’ Initiative

To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis In Maharashtra and Delhi, Anand Mahindra Launches ‘Oxygen On Wheels’ Initiative

The Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra rolled out the 'Oxygen on Wheels' initiative to tackle oxygen shortage crisis in Maharashtra and Delhi
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To Tackle COVID-19 Crisis In Maharashtra and Delhi, Anand Mahindra Launches 'Oxygen On Wheels' Initiative “Today, Oxygen is the key to reducing mortality,” said Anand Mahindra as one of his group companies - Mahindra Logistics, rolled out the 'Oxygen on Wheels' initiative in Maharashtra

New Delhi: In the wake of acute oxygen shortage in the state of Maharashtra and Delhi due to rising COVID-19 cases in the deadly second wave, the Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra on Saturday (May 1) rolled out the ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ initiative to help COVID-19 patients struggling to get oxygen and ease the transportation from oxygen producing plants to hospitals and homes. Announcing the launch of the initiative first in Maharashtra on social media, Anand Mahindra said,

Today, Oxygen is the key to reducing mortality. The problem is not of oxygen production but its transportation from producing plants to hospitals and homes. We’re attempting to bridge this gap with “Oxygen on Wheels” a project implemented via Mahindra Logistics.

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Further elaborating about the project, he said that the

Oxygen on Wheels uses trucks in local shuttle routes to connect oxygen producers with hospitals and homes. An operations control Centre has been established and the storage location is replenished from the local refilling plant. A direct-to-consumer model is being conceived.

Thanking his team for this quick rollout, Mr Mahindra said,

I made a commitment to @CMOMaharashtra on Tuesday and in just 48 hours the @Mahindralog_MLL team launched the program in Pune and Chakan with 20 Boleros. I’m deeply grateful to the team.

The rollout of this initiative in Maharashtra includes Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Nagpur. Anand Mahindra  said that soon they will expand this project throughout the country. He added,

We have started in Maharashtra but will expand this through the country relying on the support of our trusted dealership network and the assistance of local administrations to succeed.

Announcing the rollout of the mission in the national Capital, Mr Mahindra said,

We’re rushing SOS oxygen cylinders to hospitals from the Rajghat & Mayapuri oxygen depots. Together we fight the second wave. Thanks to the local administration for the opportunity and their support #RiseForGood.

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He further said that the initiative in New Delhi will be further scaled up in few days. He added,

We’re scaling up operations in Delhi in the coming days as well as expanding reach to neighbouring centres. O2W is already operating at Pune, Chakan, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nasik and Nagpur, delivering about 600 O2 cylinders every day with Bolero pickup trucks.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, not just Maharashtra, which has been the worst-hit state since last year, various other states are also facing an acute shortage of oxygen. Currently, India is facing the worst second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, India has reported 4.12 lakh fresh cases, 3,980 deaths as per the data by Health Ministry on May 7, which is country’s worst covid numbers since the beginning of pandemic. World Health Organization said on Wednesday (May 6) that India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths reported in the past week. The country has been clocking more than 300,000 daily COVID-19 cases for 13 days straight, with the health system crumbling and people gasping for oxygen.

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World

17,91,56,496Cases
5,81,68,051Active
11,71,06,212Recovered
38,82,233Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,91,56,496 and 38,82,233 have died; 5,81,68,051 are active cases and 11,71,06,212 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

3,00,28,709 50,848Cases
6,43,19419,327Active
2,89,94,855 68,817Recovered
3,90,660 1,358Deaths
In India, there are 3,00,28,709 confirmed cases including 3,90,660 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,43,194 and 2,89,94,855 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,87,521 8,470

1,26,468 1,055

57,42,258 9,043

1,18,795 482

Kerala

28,29,460 12,617

1,00,881 746

27,16,284 11,730

12,295 141

Karnataka

28,15,029 3,709

1,18,615 4,541

26,62,250 8,111

34,164 139

Tamil Nadu

24,36,819 6,895

56,886 4,443

23,48,353 11,144

31,580 194

Andhra Pradesh

18,57,352 4,169

53,880 4,260

17,91,056 8,376

12,416 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,04,678 202

3,910 253

16,78,486 397

22,282 58

West Bengal

14,85,438 1,852

22,508 232

14,45,493 2,037

17,437 47

Delhi

14,32,778 397

1,918 78

14,05,927 467

24,933 8

Chhattisgarh

9,91,653 482

8,007 557

9,70,244 1,032

13,402 7

Rajasthan

9,51,393 137

2,388 303

9,40,101 437

8,904 3

Odisha

8,83,490 2,957

30,859 1,240

8,48,960 4,159

3,671 38

Gujarat

8,22,620 135

5,159 480

8,07,424 612

10,037 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,415 65

1,707 273

7,78,902 318

8,806 20

Haryana

7,67,726 146

2,200 137

7,56,231 263

9,295 20

Bihar

7,20,207 268

2,811 206

7,07,833 468

9,563 6

Telangana

6,15,574 1,175

16,640 606

5,95,348 1,771

3,586 10

Punjab

5,93,063 405

5,968 509

5,71,207 880

15,888 34

Assam

4,88,179 2,869

32,975 350

4,50,924 2,482

4,280 37

Jharkhand

3,44,775 110

1,417 72

3,38,256 180

5,102 2

Uttarakhand

3,38,978 171

2,896 68

3,29,030 231

7,052 8

Jammu And Kashmir

3,12,584 428

7,181 578

3,01,134 999

4,269 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,00,791 188

2,276 132

1,95,062 315

3,453 5

Goa

1,64,957 303

2,920 146

1,59,029 438

3,008 11

Puducherry

1,15,364 284

3,214 150

1,10,423 433

1,727 1

Manipur

64,993 575

9,214 84

54,714 649

1,065 10

Tripura

63,140 395

3,747 163

58,735 554

658 4

Chandigarh

61,467 23

278 33

60,383 56

806

Meghalaya

45,976 421

4,273 77

40,915 341

788 3

Arunachal Pradesh

33,664 289

2,548 9

30,956 279

160 1

Nagaland

24,438 64

1,757 87

22,204 149

477 2

Ladakh

19,871 33

360 5

19,309 38

202

Sikkim

19,458 137

2,430 18

16,732 152

296 3

Mizoram

18,409 430

4,424 197

13,900 233

85

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,520 4

61 1

10,455 3

4

Lakshadweep

9,504 33

315 4

9,142 36

47 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,425 10

103 6

7,195 4

127

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