Hyundai to Help Supply Oxygen for Covid Patients in Indonesia



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaHyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) on Thursday announced its commitment to help the Indonesian government in battling the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will contribute by building an oxygen production facility.

    The facility, which costs US$600,000 to build, will be located in Hyundai Motor Indonesia's car factory in Bekasi.

    Production is targeted to start in late August, supplying 500 tons of oxygen per year—enough to be used by around 2,400 critical patients for one day every month.

    "We hope that helping with oxygen supply will help save the lives of critical patients exposed to Covid-19," Hyundai Motor Asia-Pacific president Young Tack Lee said about the company's commitment to help Indonesia quell infections, which averages 30,000 cases daily in July.

    The carmaker is also donating medical equipment in the form of 20 units of ventilators, 30 units of oxygen concentrators, and 100 units of oxygen cylinders, which would be distributed starting August.

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