Amazon to airlift over 10,000 oxygen concentrators


Amazon India on has partnered with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation (Pune), Platform for Covid-19 Response (PPCR) and other partners to urgently airlift over 8,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP machines from Singapore.


The first of these consignments will land in Mumbai on late Sunday night (on April 25) and a majority of the shipping is expected to be completed by April 30, it said.


Amazon, in its blogpost, said will bear the cost of airlifting these machines, procured through multiple funders including ACT Grants and PPCR, from Singapore to India, through Air India and other international carriers.


"Covid-19 has severely impacted India in unimaginable ways. We stand firmly with the country, deploying our global logistics network to urgently airlift the needed oxygen concentrators to support the nation's immediate need. We continue to explore other meaningful ways to help in saving lives and are committed to support the nation in this time of crisis," Amazon Global SVP and Country Head India Amit Agarwal said.

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