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TEKPA Contributes Rs.1,00,000 for much-needed Oxygen Concentrator Machines to fight Covid-19

20 May 2021: When the health of people affected by the Coronavirus reaches a critical stage, providing additional oxygen becomes essential for their survival. The Lions Associations in Tirupur have been making arrangements to buy Oxygen Concentrator Machines which produce oxygen from air to help the Covid-19 patients of the ‘t-shirt capital of India’ overcome the pandemic.

Tirupur Export Knit Printers Association (TEKPA) has contributed to this noble cause by donating Rs.1,00,000 to 324 B1 Lions District Second Deputy Level Governor Ln. Jayasekar. TR Srikanth, President, TEKPA, says “TEKPA was formed in 2004 and in the last 17 years we have always been at the forefront to serve the society and stand by our city and help them in this time of crisis. We are happy to say that all our members are trying to help in their own way at an individual level as well as together under the united platform of TEKPA.”

Sharing that the Oxygen Concentrator Machines have already started functioning at the Tirupur Government Hospital taking care of Covid-19 patients within 5-6 days, affirming the need for urgent action, he adds, “As the second wave of the Coronavirus is more deadly, over 10,000 manufacturing units in Tirupur, which employs over 6 lakh people, are now struggling to maintain their workforce.“

Tirupur district is also witnessing a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases. Tirupur district administration is working out plans to scale up the treatment facilities in the district. Tirupur has a lot of migrant labourers, who are essentially a floating population. Tamilnadu is one of the top five worst-hit states with the highest count of COVID-19 infections.

The industry dealt with its first blow after its business was curtailed by the cancellation of massive export orders as coronavirus engulfed the European countries, China and Italy. But now, with the pandemic spreading in India, its domestic business is also hampered.

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