Since Flipkart, PhonePe, and Walmart mobilized their global resources to further expand support for COVID-19 relief efforts in India, we’re happy to share that cryogenic liquid containers and oxygen cylinders donated by Walmart have been delivered to towns and cities across the country. Walmart and our companies are committed to supporting the communities that we operate in around the globe.
To combat the surge in COVID-19 cases, Walmart committed to donate:
- Up to 20 oxygen-generating plants
- 20 cryogenic containers for oxygen storage and transportation
- 3,000 oxygen concentrator
- 500 oxygen cylinders for delivering oxygen therapy to patients at home or in hospital
While Walmart committed to donating 500 cylinders, we exceeded our commitment by donating more than 900 cylinders. Everything was sourced and donated to hospitals through NGOs like International Medical Corps, Doctors For You, and Americares for distribution.
Walmart also funded an additional 2,500 oxygen concentrators as part of the US-India Business Council and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum’s joint relief effort.
Walmart is also donating 5L and 10L concentrators to our NGO partners to make available for distribution in cities and communities across India. We are also supplying oxygen generation plants to medical facilities to produce medical-grade oxygen.
In Tamil Nadu, Walmart donated five cryogenic liquid cylinders to Doctors For You in Chennai, and 89 oxygen cylinders to Chennai through International Medical Corps working with Doctors For You, and Madurai, Erode, and Kallakkurichi through Americares.
In Chhattisgarh, an oxygen-generating plant of 280-liters per minute (LPM) capacity has been successfully donated to Americares. It can serve up to 120 patients. Walmart also donated 24 oxygen cylinders and 70 oxygen concentrators to Americares for this state.
In Bihar, three oxygen plants have been installed through International Medical Corps working with Doctors For You. One of the plants is extra special as it caters to a hospital which specifically treats cancer patients affected by COVID. The state has also received 262 cylinders which were donated to Americares and International Medical Corps working with Doctors For You. They have also received four cryogenic liquid cylinders.
In Maharashtra, we have donated 94 oxygen cylinders through Americares.
In Delhi, a large 619 LPM oxygen plant was donated and 275 oxygen concentrators through International Medical Corps working with Doctors For You.
In Andhra Pradesh, six cryogenic liquid cylinders were donated through International Medical Corps working with Doctors For You, and 75 oxygen concentrators were donated through Americares.
In the coming month, our focus continues to be to bring the remaining oxygen plants to their end destinations. Our partners have worked around-the-clock to take care that every donations is being delivered, installed and ready for long-term use.
By leveraging Walmart’s global capabilities and Flipkart’s local distribution network, we remain committed to helping communities across India and the globe.
Learn more about COVID-19 preparedness, safety measures and relief efforts at the Flipkart Group