Updated: May 1
Kolkata, April 28: At a time when international efforts are being made to help India tackle the critical oxygen shortages amid a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, Shree Cement, one of India’s leading cement manufacturers and investors of SC East Bengal, is running its oxygen plants at 100% capacity to address the issue.
Relentless in its efforts, Shree Cement has already supplied over 12,500 oxygen cylinders and is continuing to supply to the hospitals across India from its production units in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
The plants are also providing free oxygen refills at all its units.
India recorded over 3.60 lakh fresh infections on Wednesday, the highest for any country, along with over 3,000 deaths. The toll in the country touched another grim milestone as the overall deaths in the pandemic crossed the 2-lakh mark.
"We have been consistently liaising with the state administration and hospitals to ensure supply of oxygen from our units.
"Our oxygen plants are running at 100% capacity and we will continue to serve till we win over COVID-19 as a nation. Together we will overcome," said Sanjay Mehta, President (Commercial), Shree Cement Ltd.
"We have been consistently supplying Oxygen from all our Oxygen Units and will continue to do so till we win over Covid as a nation. Together we will overcome," added P N. Chhangani, Whole Time Director, Shree Cement.
Shree Cement has always put the safety and well-being of people above business and this time it was no different.
The company constructed a dedicated ward for COVID-19 patients last year in the Government Hospital of Pali district in Rajasthan.
Also, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team of Shree Cement has been working closely with women in the villages to get masks stitched, thereby helping them with a source of income in these trying times.
The Shree Cement team has also been creating awareness about COVID-19 and has provided medical support in remote villages adjoining the plants’ locations.
"When leaders take care of their people, business is effectively taken care of," said H. M. Bangur, Managing Director, Shree Cement Ltd.