Mosaic Helps Procure 450 Oxygen Concentrators
The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation, in partnership with the Sehgal Foundation, have helped purchase 450 oxygen concentrators to donate to communities in India where our employees, customers, and partners live and work. These concentrators are a critical need to Covid-19 patients who are able to self-isolate at home. Oxygen concentrators are not ventilators, they provide respiratory support to patients by utilizing air in the room and purifying it to a higher oxygen percentage. In recent weeks, a surge in cases has crippled the healthcare system in India.
Procuring the concentrators was a challenge; however, with the help of our team at Mosaic China, our long-standing non- profit partner, the Sehgal Foundation, purchased 250 oxygen concentrators and coordinated with government hospitals to bring much needed aid to rural parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Rajasthan where many of the communities that take part in our Villages Program are located. They also provided personal protection equipment (PPE) kits to hospitals that need them most. In addition, Mosaic India purchased another 200 concentrators, together with the Sehgal Foundation, they are working to distribute 60 concentrators across the country where we have operations. The remaining concentrators have been provided to small partner NGOs which are providing relief to critical populations and agriculture universities.
At the start of the global pandemic, Mosaic donated more than $1.5 million in aid to food organizations to combat global food supply shortages. Due to the recent surge in cases in Brazil, Mosaic Fertilizantes has donated more than $350,000 in additional resources to support communities in hard hit areas. Mosaic remains committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and encourages everyone in these highly impacted areas to not only wear a mask, continue social distancing, and practice good hand hygiene, but to also get vaccinated when vaccines are available.