As a part of its ongoing efforts to support and augment the relief efforts towards Covid 19, Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce company today donated 30 life-saving ICU ventilators to Karnataka State Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (KSMSCL). This is a part of Flipkart’s efforts to donate ICU ventilators and support various state governments in their efforts to enhance their capacity to treat Covid-19 patients and provide timely critical care. In addition, Flipkart is also donating 250 ICU Multipara monitors to the state to strengthen the fight against Covid-19.
Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B. S. Yediyurappa, said, “The Government of Karnataka has systematically strengthened all surveillance and containment measures against the possible spread of the second wave of COVID-19. However, it is pertinent to support and upgrade the public health infrastructure appropriately. I appreciate Flipkart’s relentless efforts towards the fight against Covid-19 in supporting the community and several efforts undertaken in Karnataka. Their contribution of 30 ICU ventilators and 250 ICU Multipara monitors will further strengthen our critical care work as we fight against COVID-19.”
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Group CEO Flipkart, said, “Flipkart and its team is highly committed and humbled to make available resources towards Covid relief measures and support various state governments in this ongoing fight against the pandemic. Flipkart is making relevant efforts to continue to help the nation and the community in this challenging time, leveraging our logistics capabilities and mobilising resources towards the most critical needs of patients and healthcare professionals. We are working with various stakeholders and state governments in close collaboration to make appropriate medical care equipment available. We hope that these ICU ventilators and multipara monitors will augment the government’s efforts in the fight against Covid.”
Over the past 15 months, through the pandemic, Flipkart has committed to providing its support to various state governments and local authorities across the country. Through supplies of critical medical care, personal protective equipment and by leveraging its supply chain for the delivery of essential medical supplies and oxygen cylinders, Flipkart continues to play its part in the fight against Covid.
The medical ventilators were handed over at a ceremony in the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B. S. Yediyurappa, Shri Dr CN Ashwath Narayana, Deputy Chief Minister – Government of Karnataka and Shri Dr Sudhakar K, Minister of Medical Education & Health – Government of Karnataka.