Bhubaneswar, Sep 16: The Odisha state council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday donated 15 oxygen concentrators to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to help the administration in its effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic amid concerns of a possible third wave.
A CII delegation led by Santosh K Mohapatra, Ex-Chairman, CII, Odisha State Council handed these over at a modest function organized at the Conference Hall of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) to BMC Commissioner, Sanjay Kumar Singh in presence of other officers of the Civic Body.
The BMC Commissioner has appreciated the gesture by CII during these pandemic times and said the medical equipment will help in saving precious lives.
The consignment comprised 10 oxygen concentrators of 10 litre each, which costs over Rs 15 lakh.
“The State Government is doing an excellent work in controlling COVID-19 in Odisha. We hope, this support by CII will further augment the excellent initiative being taken up by the State Government for preparing the anticipated 3rd wave of Covid -19” said Mr. Mohapatra.
Among others who were present are Mr. Matrudatta Mishra, Yi Bhubaneswar Past Chair, Gaurav Chawla, Yi Bhubaneswar Chapter Chair, Jayashree Mohanty, IWN Chairperson Odisha Chapter, Manoj Kar , Chair, IGBC Odisha Chapter, Sofia Firdous, Co-Chair, IGBC Odisha Chapter, & Suparna Nanda, Director, CII Odisha State Office.
Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) and COVID-19 Nodal Officer, BMC, and Sabyasachi Hota, Allotment Officer, BDA were also present.