With the increasing demand for medical oxygen due to the current health scenario, many home-grown companies have stepped up efforts to contribute to the cause in their capacity. In order to extend support, Radico Khaitan – one of the largest manufactures of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in India – has installed Oxygen Generator Plants at various locations in six districts of Uttar Pradesh.
The first oxygen generator plant was inaugurated by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on 18th July, 2021 (Sunday) at the Community Health Centre, Bilaspur of Rampur district. The remaining oxygen plants will be installed in government hospital facilities at Prayagraj, Kaushambi, Kanpur, Mahoba and Chitrakoot in the coming days. The oxygen generators have capacity of 20 M3/Hr at o to 5.5 Bar Pressure (adjustable). The PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen Generator Plants can continuously generate oxygen with the purity of 90 – 95%.
“Being one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of IMFL in India, the company has been at the forefront to help the citizens and the needy since the beginning of the pandemic. Since lack of medical oxygen (which is crucial for effective treatment of Covid-19 patients) has been one of the major concerns, the company initiated the process for installation of 6 oxygen generator plants in UP in May 2021. It is, indeed, an honour to be able to contribute and help in the fight against coronavirus. We will continue to do everything in our capacity for the well-being of the people and extend our best possible support to the society in times of need,” said Mr. Amar Sinha, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Radico Khaitan.
Radico Khaitan has been actively lending a helping hand to the nation and the needy in times of crises. Last year, the company took several initiatives including distribution of Radico’s Extra Strong Hand Sanitizer to government authorities, hospitals and police stations across the country, supplying food packets and distribution of face masks as part of its relief activities. The company had provided oxygen cylinders to the government authorities in the times of crises as well. In addition to its efforts to help the government by providing liquid hand sanitizers and other necessary products since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Radico Khaitan has also contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Uttar Pradesh Covid Care Fund to help the state government fight Covid-19. It has also donated Rs. 21 lakh to the relief fund of Covid through District Magistrate, Rampur.
As the country continues to grapple with the dangerous second wave of Covid-19, Radico Khaitan ensured that its employees receive the best possible support and help to fight the crisis. The company, considering the pandemic scenario and its adverse consequences, is offering 100% of the basic salary or a minimum of Rs. 25,000 per month, whichever is higher for the next 2 years to the family of any employee in the event of his/her death. It has also extended the mediclaim policy benefit to the family of deceased employees for a period of 3 years from the date of demise.