Aurangabad: As the Nation is facing the second phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are working relentlessly to assist the sick and needy. The Indian healthcare system is under tremendous pressure due to the increasing number of Covid-19 afflicted patients due to the shortage of proper medical infrastructure and equipment. This year, we are experiencing the lack of availability of critical health resources such as Remdesivir, ventilators, ICU beds, and oxygen cylinders.
Recognizing this challenge, STL [NSE: STLTECH], an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, has stepped up to support the local communities and government authorities. After relevant approvals and permissions, STL will procure and provide liquid medical oxygen to Government hospitals in Aurangabad to meet the increasing demand for oxygen in the district. As a part of this initiative, STL plans to donate 6 tankers or 100 MT of medical oxygen and has already handed over 2 tankers or 32MT to the district collector. Alongside this, STL has also created emergency storage of oxygen for the local health administration. Additionally, a team of experts has also been set up to work closely with the government hospitals in Aurangabad to ensure proper maintenance of the oxygen facility to avoid any wastage or breakdown in supplies.
Speaking on the occasion, Ankit Agarwal, CEO – Connectivity Solutions, STL, said, “The healthcare situation is materially worse than last year. At this crucial time, we are all battling this second wave of the pandemic. In this phase, the disease is spreading across age groups, while the process of vaccination is still in its early stages. While the government and oxygen producers are working towards meeting the demand for oxygen, we at STL feel it our responsibility to support our medical warriors and local communities in this fight against Covid-19. As an active business and community player in Aurangabad, STL has always stood up for the common good and will continue to do so. Through this initiative of providing medical oxygen along with storage and maintenance facilities, we are hopeful of creating value and saving lives in this crucial time.”