During the trying times of Covid-19 and its growing impact, two successful business groups — Shankar Group and Infinity Holding — have joined forces to launch a series of support projects.
So far, the two organizations have donated over Rs 35 million in medical supplies, equipment, and technical assistance to hospitals around the country as well as professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Via two leading social organizations – Hami Nepali (for Kathmandu) and Humanity Foundation – Shankar and Infinity have donated medical supplies to Bir Hospital and Armed Police Force Hospital in Kathmandu, as well as Rupandehi and Seti Provincial Hospitals (for Sudurpaschim). In a day or two, more health materials will be distributed.
The sequence of assistance during this humanitarian crisis will continue, according to Shankar Group Chairman Shankar Lal Agrawal and Infinity Holding Chairman Deepak Bhatt. They are committed to meeting the country’s and infected people’s urgent needs at this crucial time.
A state-of-the-art, multi-purpose oxygen plant will be installed at the Seti Provincial Hospital in Dhangadhi in a few days, according to the company. The oxygen plant’s equipment is being airlifted in from the Novair Medical Company in France. Following installation, the plant will provide ‘high flow’ oxygen for 45 beds and 700 liters of oxygen per day.
In the first phase, both companies provided 50 beds in Bir Hospital’s new building, as well as the requisite mattresses, sheets, and blankets, among other things. In Sudurpaschim Province, 100 beds, as well as required materials, were given to hospitals and health institutions.
Furthermore, in the next day or two, the two companies will deliver 520 sets of valves and oxygen cylinders with regulators that were ordered from China to Sudurpaschim Province, Karnali Province, and the Armed Police Hospital in Balambu. In the same way, 50,000 masks have been distributed to frontline employees in Rupandehi.
Sudrupaschim Province will receive 320 oxygen cylinders, while Karnali Province and the APF Hospital in Kathmandu will each receive 100.
Sudurpaschim Province has already received 150,000 masks and 200 sets of personal protective equipment from the organization. Previously, the organization donated 250 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), 200 face guards, and 5,000 masks to frontline volunteers at Bir Hospital.