Reliance Supports Covid-19 Initiatives in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Offers free fuel to Emergency Service Vehicles & Ambulances
Contributes liquid oxygen to both states
Hyderabad: In a collective fight against COVID-19, Reliance Industries Ltd. offered support to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governments. As an initiative towards this, all Reliance Petroleum Retail Outlets will be offering free fuel to Emergency Service Vehicles and Ambulances carrying COVID-19 patients or persons to be quarantined.
This gesture would be applicable till 30th June 2021. Reliance petrol pumps will issue free fuel up to a maximum of 50 Litres per Vehicle per Day to all emergency service vehicles providing an authorization letter issued by the relevant Govt. authorities.
Amidst the increasing shortage of liquid oxygen, Reliance contributed 80 tonnes of medical-grade liquid oxygen to Telangana and another 80 tonnes to Andhra Pradesh State Governments. Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express transported these containers from RIL’s Jamnagar plant to both States.
The entire Reliance family has joined forces to strengthen the nation’s fight against COVID-19. With a 24x7, multi-pronged approach, Reliance promptly initiated on-the-ground initiatives to ensure the nation wins the battle against COVID-19. It has worked relentlessly during the coronavirus pandemic to ease the suffering of the people of India and help in faster recovery. Reliance is leveraging all its resources, human as well as material, to help India overcome the threat posed by the virus.
Reliance is providing over 1,000 MT of medical-grade liquid oxygen across the country which is about 11% of India’s production or nearly 1 in 10 patients requiring oxygen is being supported by Reliance. In order to ease the pressure on logistics for moving the medical-grade liquid oxygen, Reliance has imported 32 ISO Containers for transporting oxygen from across the world.
Reliance Foundation has also been at the forefront of the battle against Covid in India with multiple initiatives. Reliance Foundation established India’s first Covid-19 care hospital in just two weeks and has now ramped up the number of beds from 100 to 2,325 beds spread across Maharashtra and Gujarat including intensive and special care, treatment, and isolation facilities.
Reliance Foundation launched Mission Anna Seva, the largest meal distribution programme undertaken by a corporate foundation anywhere in the world. Reliance Foundation is supplying grocery kits and cooked meals and bulk rations through nearly 200 partners and has so far provided over 5.5 crore meals to the under-resourced and the frontline workers in 19 States and Union Territories.