Olam joins coalition to provide support and relief to India amid COVID-19 surge
- Partnering Temasek, Singapore Airlines, Air India and others in Singapore to source and airlift essential medical equipment to meet critical oxygen needs
- Working with network of private and public partners in India to support distribution to hospitals and treatment centres across the country
- Launched an internal donation drive to supplement and support COVID-19 relief efforts locally
In Singapore, where Olam is headquartered, it is partnering with Temasek, Temasek Foundation, Singapore Airlines, SATS, Air India, Kerry Logistics, the Pan IIM Alumni Association and the High Commission of India in Singapore to source and airlift essential medical equipment to meet critical oxygen needs in India. Since Sunday May 2, the partners have sent 200 oxygen concentrators, 51,000 oximeters, 825 hospital-grade BiPAP machines and 30 tele-ventilators from Singapore to India, and continue to work towards providing more essential medical supplies to the country.
On the ground in India, Olam continues to work with a coalition of private and public sector partners including the Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response anchored at MCCAI, Singapore High Commission in India, ACT Grants, Swasth Alliance, Manipal Foundation, HCG, Medanta, local health authorities, various India business groups and many others. Working round-the-clock, the partners have been procuring and distributing medical supplies to hospitals and COVID-19 treatment centres across India in Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Olam and the coalition are continuing to explore additional avenues to extend further support on the ground.
Along with Temasek Foundation and the High Commission of Singapore in India, Olam will also be donating 300 oxygen concentrators directly to the Government of Tamil Nadu for deployment in COVID-19 treatment centres across the state.