RIL Supplies 400 Tonnes of Oxygen to Gujarat

Mission Anna Seva is the world’s largest meal distribution initiative undertaken by a corporate.

RIL Supplies 400 Tonnes of Oxygen to Gujarat
RIL Supplies 400 Tonnes of Oxygen to Gujarat
PTI - 20 April 2021

Dhanraj Nathwani, Vice President, Gujarat Cricket Association and a close associate of the promoters of Reliance, in a tweet on Tuesday, said: "400 tonnes of oxygen is being supplied to Gujarat by the Reliance Jamnagar, on a daily basis. This shows our commitment for Gujarat." Reliance operates the world's largest oil refining complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat.

Sources said the supply of medical-grade oxygen is another initiative of Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation to provide relief in the ongoing pandemic.

Reliance Foundation set up the country's first Covid hospital in Mumbai in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The 100-bed hospital was set up in just two weeks, which was soon scaled up to 250 beds.

Reliance also built a fully-equipped isolation facility in Lodhivali, Maharashtra and handed it over to the district authorities.

Besides, Reliance Foundation supported the setting up of a quarantine ward for suspected patients at Spandan Holistic Mother-And-Child Care Hospital in Mumbai.

It also supported digital and medical infrastructure at Sardar Patel Covid-19 Care Centre, Delhi.

In addition, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital set up an exclusive 10 bedded dialysis centre in HBT Trauma Hospital, Mumbai in collaboration with BMC.

Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital was the first institute in Maharashtra identified by ICMR to be part of a multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of plasma therapy.

Reliance also produces 1,00,000 PPE and face masks per day for India's health and frontline workers.

To keep the emergency services uninterrupted during the nationwide lockdown last year, Reliance provided over 5.5 lakh litres of free fuel, supporting over 14,000 ambulances across 249 districts in 18 states.

Reliance Life Sciences is providing test kits and consumables for effective testing, enhancing India's testing capacity.

To support marginalised and under-resourced communities during the lockdown, Reliance Foundation launched Mission Anna Seva, the largest meal distribution programme undertaken by a corporate foundation anywhere in the world.

Mission Anna Seva has provided over 5.5 crore meals across 80+ districts, 18 states and one Union Territory.

Reliance also donated Rs 556 crore to various relief funds, including the PM-Cares Fund.

In addition, Reliance Foundation launched Mission Covid Suraksha, a mask distribution program, to reinforce the message of preventing the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask.

Reliance Foundation has distributed over 67 lakh masks to frontline workers and vulnerable communities across 21 States and two Union Territories, sources said.

The group's retail arm Reliance Retail is ensuring the availability of essentials through all 736 grocery stores.

Along with home delivery services for senior citizens, takeaway orders from the stores have also been facilitated so that the consumers and staff are not exposed.

Telecom venture Jio has been providing uninterrupted and reliable digital connectivity to over 40 crore individuals and thousands of organisations.