HUL launches 'Mission HO2PE' in Chennai
After launching its ‘Mission HO2PE’ initiative in five cities, fast-moving consumer goods business Hindustan Unilever has begun to provide free oxygen concentrators to Covid-19 patients in Chennai.
HUL has partnered with the Bengaluru-based charity KVN Foundation and healthcare provider Portea Medical to continue its oxygen drive, TNN reported. The business has thus far airlifted over 5,000 oxygen concentrators into India and provided oxygen to Covid-19 patients in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Chandigarh and has now turned its focus to Chennai.
“The programme is operating under a ‘borrow-use-return’ model,” HUL said in a statement, TNN reported.
“Post usage, the concentrators will be sanitised, serviced and provided to the next set of people who need them, thus ensuring the concentrators reach a maximum number of people and help save as many lives as possible.”
People suffering from Covid-19 in Chennai can now phone to request an oxygen concentrator and the HO2PE team in the metro will assist the patient and, upon validation of the request, will deliver an oxygen concentrator to their house and give instructions on how to use it.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Chennai’s state of Tami Nadu has reported 2.07 million Covid-19 cases with 23,754 related fatalities. The state is beginning to see a slight dip in infection rates as its lockdown has been extended, the Indian Express reported on June 1.
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