UPL Ltd., India’s leading crop-protection company, has aligned its resources to produce oxygen for COVID treatment. This decision by UPL was taken to meet the nationwide shortage caused by the surge in COVID cases. The company plans to convert four of its nitrogen production plants in Gujarat to produce and deliver oxygen to four hospitals in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
These plants will then be skid mounted and delivered directly to the hospital sites for them to be plugged into the hospital’s oxygen ecosystem to help attain self-sufficiency in supply. This innovation by UPL will help cater to 200-250 beds at each of these hospitals, including ICU patients.
Commenting on this development, Jai Shroff, CEO of UPL Ltd., said, “At UPL, we are true to our value of being – ‘Always Human’ and committed to providing support to the best of our abilities in these tough times. We would contribute in meeting the growing demand for oxygen in India, which is a key requirement in this second wave of COVID.”
UPL on converting nitrogen plants and making them available to hospitals
UPL will be diverting its resources and aiming all efforts at helping ease the burden by converting the nitrogen plants and making oxygen available directly to the hospitals. This will also help to address the larger issues of transportation, tankers, etc. We have already begun the approval process and hope to be dispatching these converted plants to hospitals by the end of this month. We recognize that saving human life is of paramount importance, and we have been working with local administrations to do everything that we can to help during this crisis,” Shroff added.