Ashok Leyland has set up two oxygen generator plants at the Government Hospital, Hosur. The oxygen generator plants have a combined capacity to generate 500 litres per minute and have a storage capacity of 4,000 litres with a bottling facility.
The facility has been set up at a cost of Rs 1.18 crore, with the aim to ensure immediate access of oxygen supply to hospitals and public health centres in and around Hosur.
The plants were inaugurated by Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Subramaniam in the presence of Dr. A Chellakumar, MP, Krishnagiri; R Gandhi, Minister for Handlooms and Textiles; Y Prakash, MLA Hosur and Balachander NV, chief sustainability officer and president – Communications, CSR & Corporate Affairs, Ashok Leyland.
Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, Ashok Leyland said, “As the nation stands in solidarity to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, we stand united with the government to provide support in these challenging times. At Ashok Leyland, our commitment to support our society during these challenging times is our priority and we are extending our support through this contribution of the oxygen generator plants. We have also joined hands with Kauvery Hospital to provide free vaccination to the community. These initiatives reiterate our commitment towards corporate India's response to Covid-19.”
Ashok Leyland's Balachander NV said, “We sincerely appreciate the governments’ effort in leading the fight from the front, and we are constantly engaging in initiatives to support the government in the best possible way. The setting up of the oxygen generator plants will benefit all the nearby hospitals and public health centres in Hosur, thereby enabling them to become self-sufficient in providing oxygen supply in a sustainable manner."