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The Indian ride-hailing service provider, Yulu has announced a free oxygen concentrator service in the country. Called the 'Pranvayu' initiative, it will be providing free oxygen concentrators in association with Puma India.
Pranvayu is a doorstep service, which will deliver oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients. The pilot phase of the initiative has been introduced in Bengaluru, Karnataka, with an initial set of 100 oxygen concentrators. The free oxygen concentrators phase will be expanding to major Indian cities shortly.
Yulu has mobilized its existing technical resources and on-ground staff for doorstep delivery and pickup of free oxygen concentrators. They will also ensure to follow all the necessary sanitization and safety protocols before and after every delivery and pick-up.
The general public can make use of the free service by visiting the Pranvayu website. They will need to provide some basic details while talking to a Yulu staff. After validation, Yulu's on-ground staff called the ‘Yulu Warriors' will deliver the oxygen concentrators at the patients' doorstep, free of charge.
Customers will be required to pay a fully refundable deposit of Rs. 5000 per concentrator at the time of delivery. A majority of the states and cities have announced a lockdown in wake of the second wave of Covid-19 virus spread in the country. The deadly virus is continuing its onslaught for the second time after its initial appearance last year.
With the ongoing Covid-19 cases rising in the country, there is a massive need for oxygen supply in the country. The is a huge demand for oxygen concentrators that will aid in the recovery of critical patients in the city. As a result, initiatives such as Pranvayu is very much in need.
Amit Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Yulu, said, "Yulu has always been a responsible corporate citizen. The current pandemic has overwhelmed our healthcare system with an acute shortage of oxygen. The majority of the patients do not need hospitalization provided they have access to an oxygen concentrator and physician for teleconsultation."
He further said, "This greatly reduces the need for oxygenated hospital beds which can be made available to critical patients. Every Oxygen Concentrator saves a much-needed hospital bed for the patient in need. Yulu with its presence across Bangalore has started the service in the city and will soon expand to Delhi and Mumbai as well."
Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India and Southeast Asia, said, "The second wave of COVID-19 has hit us in ways unexpected. While the nation faces an acute shortage of oxygen supply and other medical aid, it is great to see Yulu taking the lead and optimizing its network to help the ones in need."
"PUMA is proud to partner with Yulu in this fight against COVID to deliver oxygen concentrators to those recovering at home, right at their doorstep. We are in this together and will continue to fight this battle until it's over," he concluded.
Thoughts About Yulu To Provide Free Oxygen Concentrators For Covid-19 Patients In India
Yulu & Puma becomes the latest brand to announce a free service or a relief measure in the country, to aid patients affected by the Covid-19 virus. There is a massive need for oxygen concentrators, which is critical equipment used to treat patients. The new initiative should help increase the supply of OC in the city.