Lenovo delivers on COVID-19 response commitments, impacts three million people across India
- Support in the form of medical equipment consisting of oxygen concentrators, refillable oxygen cylinders, invasive ventilators and oximeters were made
- Hospital bed extensions across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal were part of the this initiative
Global technology brand Lenovo along with the American India Foundation (AIF), Americares India and World Vision India propels on its mission to help the masses affected by the COVID-19 second wave. Through this initiative Lenovo was able to touch the lives of three million people across India by contributing towards the successful procurement and delivery of medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, refillable oxygen cylinders, invasive ventilators and oximeters. Lenovo India in collaboration with Goldman Sachs (GS), launched the first 70-bed mobile hospital in Mother & Child Hospital, Doddaballapur, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The facility has been installed by American India Foundation (AIF) as part of philanthropic efforts of GS and Lenovo India towards COVID care.
Pulse oximeters, oxygen concentrators and ventilators that were procured over the second phase of COVID-19 relief efforts have been delivered to hospitals across Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Procurement and distribution of these concentrators involved managing international supply and logistics chains, as well as a complex distribution system within India to ensure they reach all the nooks and corners of India. To ensure a smooth execution of this mass outreach, American India Foundation (AIF), Americares India and World Vision India joined hands to propel on this mission to help the impacted.
“Our main focus was to partner and collaborate with local organizations working closely with local Governments on the ground and help strengthen the health care systems. The need of the hour was for all stakeholders to come together and work in unison to ensure every possible support is extended to the most vulnerable who are affected by this pandemic. That shared sense of hope and purpose encouraged Lenovo as a brand to support during this difficult time and helped us rally to meet the challenges. We thank every person at Lenovo and our NGO partners for all they are doing to help our customers who count on us and the communities that we call home. Together, we know we can meet these challenges.”- Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
“Consistently working with partners across state governments, corporations and civil society organizations, AIF’s core strategy for Covid relief is to ensure that public healthcare service delivery is strengthened. We thank the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, The Government of Karnataka, GS and Lenovo, for the opportunity to serve communities especially in peri-urban and rural areas in the face of the virulent Covid wave.” said Mathew Joseph, Country Director, American India Foundation (AIF).
Speaking about the initiative, Sony Thomas, Group Director-Resource Mobilisation & Public Engagement, World Vision India said, “This is an unusual emergency for the country that demands an extraordinary response. Indian corporate companies have repeatedly extended support through their CSR initiatives to relief response and have been responsible partners in development work. We are glad that Lenova have come forward with their generous contribution to support our COVID- 19 response. This partnership will help us to strengthen Indian health care systems. The need of the hour for all stakeholders is to come together and work in unison to ensure every possible support is extended to the most vulnerable who are affected by this pandemic.”
Lenovo and Lenovo Foundation had been committed towards COVID-19 relief to meet India’s short-term and long-term requirements, via the Lenovo Foundation. It has donated medical equipment consisting of oxygen concentrators, refillable oxygen cylinders, invasive ventilators and oximeters to hospitals where the need is high. Lenovo Foundation has been at the forefront to support hospital extensions and medical frontline workers.
Last year, Lenovo supported migrant workers through food kits, mask donations. It also supported the migrant workers in partnership with Give India for digital skill development to enable them to find jobs.
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