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To Tackle Oxygen Crisis Mahindra Launched 'Oxygen on Wheels' Initiative In Maharashtra

Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, has launched a new "Oxygen on Wheels" initiative in Maharashtra to deal with the ongoing oxygen crisis in the country, which is becoming the death reason for many COVID-19 patients. Under the initiative, Mahindra Logistics’ is supplying oxygen from production plants to the hospitals/homes using their Bolero pickup trucks. The company will also create an ‘Operations Control Centre’ that will monitor and establish a direct-to-consumer model.

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Sharing the details on Twitter, Anand Mahindra said – ''Oxygen is the key to reducing mortality. The problem is not of oxygen production but its transportation from producing plants to hospitals & homes. We’re attempting to bridge this gap with “Oxygen on Wheels” a project implemented via Mahindra Logistics. “Oxygen on Wheels” uses trucks in local shuttle routes to connect oxygen producers with hospitals/homes. An operations control Centre has also been established. The storage location is replenished from the local refilling plant. A direct-to-consumer model is being conceived''.

He further stated that ''we have launched the program in Pune & Chakan with 20 Boleros. 61 Jumbo cylinders have already been delivered to 13 hospitals in urgent need. I’m deeply grateful to the team. The rollout plan includes Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Nagpur going live with another 50-75 Bolero pickups on the road in the next 48 hours. We have started in Maharashtra but will expand this through the country relying on the support of our trusted dealership network & the assistance of local administrations to succeed''.

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Besides, Mahindra's agri-chemical plant is also actively indulged in sanitisers and other safety equipment's manufacturing. Also, it is not the first time Mahindra Group came forward to help the country in the corona crisis. At the onset of the COVID19 pandemic last year, the brand also supported the production of face masks and ventilators. The homegrown maker was also engaged in some relief efforts like supplying food to the needy and offering free emergency cab services to single mothers, disabled individuals, and senior citizens to help them with their essential services rides.