The company is using its global logistics network to purchase, airlift and deliver some of the critical medical equipment identified by the Government of India and local charities.
Amazon will deliver oxygen concentrators from Italy, ventilators from the UK, and inhalation devices from Germany. The products, worth millions of dollars, will be provided to Amazon front line workers and local charities to help those infected with COVID-19 across multiple cities in India, thereby helping the capacity of hospitals, medical facilities and public institutions.
Additionally, as a part of Amazon’s commitment to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has procured 100 ventilators through its global resources in the US for immediate importation into India. Amazon India has worked closely with the MoHFW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) and appointed agencies to ensure the ventilators are of acceptable technical specification. Read more about this initiative here.