Alkem Foundation provides 50 oxygen cylinders to Govt


Gangtok, 10 Jun:

The Alkem Foundation, under its CSR activities, provided 50 oxygen cylinders to the State Government today, a press release informs.

Alkem Vice President, R Chakilam and other officials handed over the cylinders on behalf of the company to Minister of Transport, Sanjit Kharel and other officials today.

It is to be noted that the state government has constituted a committee to address the issue of oxygen deficiency under Sanjit Kharel.

Over the past year the foundation has supported the State Government by setting up Covid Testing Lab along with other types of assistance and this year too, the company plans to spend more than Rs 1.5 crore on health, education and other social services under CSR, Mr Chakilam informed.

Claiming that there is no shortage of oxygen in Sikkim, Minister Kharel said that work has already started to set up oxygen plants in all the district hospitals of the state and an oxygen plant with capacity of 1000 litres is being set up at Rangpo.

Member of the Oxygen Supply Committee cum GM, Sikkim Transport Department, Karma Namgyal Bhutia mentioned that after the formation of Oxygen Supply Committee under the direction of Chief Minister, PS Tamang, the Chairman of the Committee, Sanjit Kharel has managed to get 851 cylinders in stock in the state today. Mr Bhutia also mentioned that before forming the oxygen supply committee, there were 260 oxygen cylinders in the state at STNM Hospital.

He also mentioned that not a single rupee has been spent from the state treasury for oxygen cylinders. He claimed that all the cylinders were received through various industrial units, NGOs and social workers.