LANXESS India donates six ventilators

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LANXESS donated six ventilators three each to Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital and Bethany Hospital in Thane, worth over INR 1 crore. The donation was part of the company’s CSR initiative for 2020-2021. LANXESS has been proactively collaborating with authorities and medical institutions in its concerted efforts to help the local community in fighting the pandemic.

Dr. Sameep Sohoni, MS Ortho, DNB Ortho, FICS(USA), Consultant Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon, Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital said: “We are grateful to LANXESS India for donating these ventilators to us as it is the most important equipment which is required in the management of COVID patients in ICU having low oxygen levels. We thank the management of LANXESS India for this support and are sure that this donation would help us save more lives and will also give a moral boost to our team that has been working tirelessly for COVID patients for the past five months.”

Vijay Lakka, COO, Bethany Hospital said: “LANXESS India’s donation of these high-end ventilators at this juncture enables our hospital to try and save more lives, especially when there is a huge shortage globally for critical-care equipment. These specific ventilators equipped with High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) therapy can provide respiratory support for patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and also prevent subsequent intubation in this pandemic situation. Thank you for being part of our community and stepping up to do what very few have accomplished in these difficult times.”

Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India commented: “In these challenging times, medical institutions and their infrastructure have witnessed tremendous stress. Having identified this as a critical area that needs immediate attention, we have made a humble attempt in easing out the pressure. Our contribution specially aims at making critical care available and enhancing life-saving infrastructure in these hospitals. We are hoping to make a significant difference in our society and will continue to help the community at large in fighting the pandemic.”