Maruti Suzuki has installed four oxygen PSA generator plants in Haryana under its CSR initiative. Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal virtually inaugurated the first batch of four Oxygen PSA generation plants commissioned in 3 Government Hospitals of Haryana. Prior to this, the company has partnered with three manufacturers of Oxygen generator plants to boost their capacity by over ten times. The association with these three manufacturers will itself produce a minimum 70 plants in May and 150 in June.
The first 24 plants will be installed by Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers as a CSR initiative within the first half of June 2021. A separate team has been deployed with round the clock monitoring to ensure that these generator plants are installed successfully in hospitals and are operational. The monitoring will continue for a few months to ensure that these generators keep operating satisfactorily well after installation. In order to ensure that needy hospitals in the country are made aware of this opportunity, a website has been created http://oxygengenerator.co.in that will spread this information and channelize enquiries and orders so that manufacturing and deliveries can be planned for the future.
Lauding the efforts by MSIL, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal, said, "We recognize Maruti Suzuki’s critical role of being an economic booster to the growth and development of State of Haryana. Whenever the need has arisen Maruti Suzuki has always been the first company to reach out with adequate help and assistance. In the first wave, they were the first ones to come forward with much needed ventilators in the State. In the second wave, we witnessed a massive shortfall of oxygen supply. Here I appreciate Maruti Suzuki’s approach of helping the small scale enterprises ramp up their production to meet the requirements of Oxygen PSA generator plants in the country. It is an appropriate solution to all the logistics challenges we faced in arranging medical oxygen."
Explaining the initiative, Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman, MSIL, said, "Maruti Suzuki is supporting these 3 manufacturers to increase their production of PSA plants for oxygen for Covid. Within one month of our entering this project, our people have been able to increase the capacity of building Oxygen Generator plants by 10 times. This arrangement will deliver about 70 plants in May and 150 in June and this is more than the total estimated production in India in the financial year 2020-21. On the topic of Oxygen supply chain, I think we should seriously study the benefits of on-site Oxygen generator plants as transporting oxygen over large distances seems to be a very sub-optimal solution."