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While preparing to fight for a possible third wave of Covid-19, PHD Family Welfare Foundation (PHDFWF), which is a wing of the national apex chamber PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), has inaugurated an oxygen generation plant at Medicheck Hospital at Faridabad in Haryana on June 30, 2021. Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI and Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHDCCI, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion

Rotary Club of Delhi South Central and Shivalik Group are the contributors to the first 20 M3 PSA oxygen generation plant to be placed at Medicheck Hospital, which will be able to address any eventuality, going forward.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, said, “The third wave is anticipated but it is only pragmatic to remain prepared well in advance considering that the second wave has provided lessons for us. The installation of this oxygen generation plant remains a right step towards further strengthening the health infrastructure. We remain grateful to those who have come forward and undertaken this noble cause and helping us strengthen our resolve to fight as well as remain prepared for any health-crisis.”

While taking a cue from the first two waves of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, PHDCCI has been propagating the idea about remaining prepared in terms of capacity and quality in healthcare infrastructure to meet the challenges posed by any health-crisis in the future.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI, said, “We all have been witness to the havoc that a health-crisis is likely to create in terms of taking a huge toll on the health infrastructure, besides loss of precious human life. This has also upended the economy of the nation as a whole. The lessons to be learnt from here is to remain prepared beforehand to face any eventuality in the future. Ideally, the next 2-3 months should be devoted towards enhancing the capacity and quality of country’s health infrastructure, on a war-footing that is.”

Further deliberating on the occasion, Mr Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHDCCI added that recently, PHDCCI had put forward a five-pronged strategy to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in the likelihood of a third wave in the country. These included, initiating vaccination drive aggressively, ensure strict adherence to Covid-19-related protocols of social distancing, adoption of strict norms and compliances for the micro-containment zones, imposing immediate lockdown in a district where the number of active cases are more than 500 and enhancing the capacity and quality of health infrastructure in the country.

In a way, PHDCCI remains committed to providing continuous policy advocacy to facilitate right decision-making and introduce industry best practices.

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