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    Continental sets up Oxygen Plant at Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Bengaluru : Technology company Continental inaugurated a new Oxygen Plant at the Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru. The plant, which has a capacity of 500 liters per minute (LPM), has been commissioned at the Institute of Nephro Urology in Victoria Hospital. It was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. Keshavmurthy, Director In-charge, Institute of Nephro & Urology, Bengaluru; Dr. Pradeep MS, Professor and HoD Anaesthesiology, In-charge Medical Superintendent, Institute of Nephro & Urology, Bengaluru; Sreenivas, KAS, Administrative Officer, Institute of Nephro & Urology, Bengaluru representing Victoria Hospital and Sriram Ananthanarayanan, Program Director United Way, Bengaluru, the implementation partner of the project.

    “Continental as a company has always embraced its responsibility towards the society it operates in and intends to support build a resilient community. Towards this, we have inaugurated the new oxygen plant at Victoria hospital. A second one is also being commissioned in the Northern region. Our intent is to support the medical infrastructure of the country to be ready for any possibility of a third wave of the pandemic,“ said Prashanth Doreswamy, Country Head Continental India and Managing Director Continental Automotive India.

    “The institute is grateful to receive the oxygen plant; our sincere thanks to Continental India and United Way for implementing the project in these challenging times. I am assured that this oxygen plant will serve the purpose efficiently,” added Dr. Keshavmurthy, Director In-charge, Institute of Nephro & Urology, Bengaluru.

    Continental’s COVID-19 Relief Initiatives

    Throughout the pandemic, Continental India has rolled out various programs to address the COVID-19 crisis as part of its social responsibility programs. The company donated RT– PCR machines for COVID-19 testing to Gurugram DC, PPE kits to Community Health Centers, and schools in and around its various plants. Continental also undertook the renovation of Community Health Centers (CHCs) during this period, including the donation of equipment, and recently inaugurated an upgraded center in Mewat. The company also donated ration kits to migrant labor and front-line workers amid the lockdown period in Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai in 2020 and 2021.

    Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs around 193,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.

    The company has been present in India for close to 50 years through technology partnerships (Continental Tires since 1974) and joint ventures for its various businesses. Today, the tier 1 automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner operate across India – with about 8,000 employees across 13 locations, including eight plants that cater to the Indian market and a Technical Center that supports Continental’s global R&D activities.