Facing a looming oxygen shortage crisis, one of India’s leading NGO’s, the Smile Foundation, is set to be given direct support to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by Tecnimont Private Limited (TCMPL), the Mumbai-based engineering hub of Italian energy collective, Maire Tecnimont Group.

As a global leader in the transformation of natural resources, the group prioritises the industrialisation of green chemistry and circular economy.

Keeping with the terms of distribution as identified by District Health Nodal Office and Smile Foundation, this partnership aims to guarantee the distribution of 10-litre oxygen concentrators to care centres within Indian cities hardest hit by oxygen shortages.

Ensuring approximately 60 oxygen concentrators will be supplied to the hospitals in these cities, the partnership will also attempt to provide more, depending upon the requirement for oxygen concentrators and cylinders going ahead.

Navi Mumbai’s Terna Speciality Hospital and Mumbai’s St. Elizabeth’s Hospital have teamed up with TCMPL to provide Mumbai and its suburb with COVID relief equipment. The partnership will also enable the distribution of double flow oxygen concentrators in order to double the effective patient capacity.

Elaborating upon the initiative, Fabrizio Di Amato, Maire Tecnimont Chairman, commented, “A company such as Maire Tecnimont has a strong Indian footprint and works all around the world. Also, thanks to the commitment of our Indian professionals.”

“We really hope that this supply will contribute to helping the lives of many people who are battling Covid-19. We are committed to the social cause in every country we are present across the globe, as a fundamental part of our Corporate Social Responsibility effort.”

Speaking about the partnership, Mr Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, said, “We are extremely happy to join hands with Maire Tecnimont Group, which has risen to the occasion when the country is battling the second wave of Covid-19.”