Support for COVID-19 relief efforts with oxygen concentrators and other equipment was extended by Chinese smartphone makers Vivo and Oppo.
A donation of ₹2 crore to aid COVID-19 relief efforts and help acquire oxygen concentrators was announced by Vivo India on Tuesday. “We are all in this together, and we must fight as a unit to defeat COVID-19. vivo is committed to providing support to the communities in these testing times,” Nipun Marya, Vivo India brand strategy director, said in a statement.
Marya further added that, “this small contribution will help save many lives. We must show tremendous resolve in responding to these unprecedented times.”
Whereas, Oppo on the other hand has pledged to donate 1,000 oxygenators and 500 breathing machines to the Red Cross Society and the Uttar Pradesh government and 5,000 units of Oppo Band Style to front-line workers.
“As an organisation, we believe in ‘Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World’, and we pledge to donate 1,000 oxygenators and 500 breathing machines worth ₹4.3 crore to the Indian Red Cross Society and the government of Uttar Pradesh to help in the fight against COVID,” said Oppo. They further added that, “These machines will be delivered to the hospitals where the need is highest.”
Shortage of oxygen supplied in several hospitals in Delhi NCR, people have gone to social media seeking help to get oxygen cylinders and other breathing equipment. 5,000 units of Oppo Band Style worth ₹1.5 crore will be donated to front-line warriors of the Delhi Police and Greater Noida Authority to help them monitor their health as they serve others.