New Delhi, 23rd July 2021: Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in accordance with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today contributed medical equipment and other supplies to the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) as part of the Delhi government’s fight against COVID. DDC is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi which advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi. To fulfill its mandate, the DDC follows an ‘outside-in’ and ‘inside-out’ strategy.
The medical supplies that are worth more than INR 3.7 million are provided by six Korean companies. It consists of Oxygen Concentrators with a nasal cannula (LE Corp.), 10,000 Personal Protective Gowns – PPE (Wallan Bio), 200 KG of Sanitizing Material (G-Sol), 60000 high-quality KF94 masks (Siheontech, GAONTech), and 100 Pulse Oximeters (MTEC Global). These will be distributed to government hospitals and public health facilities in Delhi that are in need of help in the event of the 3rd Covid wave.
Ramping up its efforts against possible 3rd wave of Coronavirus which seems to knock doors in India, the Korean companies G-Sol Corporation, Wallan Biotech, LE Corporation, Siheontech, GAONTech, MTEC Global with the support of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the government of the Republic of Korea in India handed over the supplies to the authorities at the DDC. The CII Secretariat was also present on the occasion.
Mr. Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairman- DDC, Govt. of NCT of Delhi said, “These medical equipment and supplies will be distributed to medical facilities or institutions in Delhi that are in need of helping hands. We sincerely appreciate KOTRA and Korean companies for their support and look forward to more such participation in our fight against the deadly disease.”
Mr. Jeoung Yeol Yu, President – KOTRA, has been carrying out ‘CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and ESG (Environmental Social Governance) Emergency Medical and Health Support Project’ in India to combat Covid-19 pandemic by facilitating Korean Manufacturers of Covid-19 medical products and PPE kits by bringing their donations to India for the Indian government, institutions and corporate entities.
“As a second step, we decided to support Indian nationals through Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi and CII Foundation, and finally we will donate 8,000 KF masks more to Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) for helping Indian nationals,” said Mr. Moon Young Kim, Managing Director-KOTRA Southwest Asia.
In its bid to motivate more and more Korean companies to come forward and offer their donations to India, KOTRA is also providing incentives to such companies. KOTRA is bearing the shipping cost of the medical supplies which are imported to India and donating them to various agencies.
Last week, 2 Korean companies Yeil Healthcare and Hwasung Industry donated oxygen concentrators fitted with Oxymeters (Yeil), and safety suit sets to the United Korean Associations for the Korean community in India.