Team France coordinated the delivery of more than 500 oxygen concentrators to India
The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) in partnership with the Embassy of France in India, Business France and Ador Powertron have successfully coordinated the delivery of close to 550 Oxygen Concentrators from Montpellier (Occitanie region) to India, on June, 10th.
The concentrators will be dispatched to various locations across the country - half for Indian employees and families of local subsidiaries of French groups, which have co-financed the operation, and the other half to public hospitals and NGOs.
A part of these Oxygen Concentrators (around 20 machines) was delivered to the Indian NGO Fight Hunger on Wednesday, 16 of June, in presence of Mr. Melwyn Sequeira (Senior Manager - Corporate Partnerships - Fight Hunger); Ms. Snigdha Sahal (Chief Operating Officer - Fight Hunger); Ms. Anne Dessemont (Mumbai Office Director - Business France) and Mr. Bruno Bronquart (Regional Director - Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
The concentrators were procured from French SME Scaleo (member of French Healthcare association) and transported to Mumbai through French logistics company Bollore. As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to stabilise in the country, the delivery of these concentrators aims to strenghten the resiliences of India’s healthcare system.
Capgemini India as placed the highest order of 200 Oxygen Concentrators and have committed to work with NASSCOM and donate these as per the requirements of hospitals in Maharashtra.
About Action Against Hunger
Since inception in 1979, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against malnutrition. Their work has impacted the lives of 15 million individuals, through a network of 7100 humanitarian professionals across 50 countries.
In India, their operations from the grassroots upwards, are
focused on taking decisive action against the causes and effects of malnutrition. Action Against Hunger currently works in partnership with local institutions including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Department of Women and Child Development, Integrated Child Development Services, hospitals and public health institutions.
With operations in 2609 villages and including 6 slum pockets in Mumbai, they have been working with vulnerable communities and local administrations to provide psychosocial support, hygiene kits, dry rations and awareness on Covid-19.