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April 14, 2022

Hitachi India Partners with Vimhans Nayati Super Specialty Hospital to Set Up an Oxygen Plant to Further Strengthen the Health Infrastructure

Offers a 97% level of O2 purity, preparing India for any future wave of pandemic.

New Delhi, April 13th, 2022: In an accelerated effort to ensure supply of oxygen in abundance, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. has collaborated with Vimhans Nayati Super Specialty Hospital and set up an oxygen plant of 150nm3 (cube) capacity in the premises of the hospital in Delhi. Considering the threat of fourth wave and future waves of the pandemic, the partnership will strive to ensure that the citizens of India get immediate access to oxygen. The plant will achieve a 97% level of O2 purity, conforming to the industry standards, and offering the best facility to patients. The O2 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plant will be a necessity to further strengthen the health infrastructure of Delhi, which is gearing up to ensure Qualitative medical facilities and making it accessible to the people of Delhi.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India, “We at Hitachi, are determined to support people and the society at large in these challenging times. With the likelihood of overall pattern of the coronavirus pandemic we feel the need to support our country by contributing towards further strengthening the health infrastructure. Commissioning an independent O2 PSA plant would help cut down the dependability of hospitals on external oxygen resources and would make the health institute self-reliant. This collaboration between Hitachi India, and Vimhans Nayati Super Specialty Hospital is a testimony to our conviction that together, we can overcome all challenges and create a better Quality of Life for citizens. Through this endeavor, Hitachi is powering good a healthier society and a robust self-reliant India for today and the times to come.”

“The setting up of an Oxygen Plant in collaboration with Hitachi India will not only make us self-reliant and equip us to deal with unforeseen phases of the pandemic but would also improve health resilience. With the commissioning of the O2 plant we can supply uninterrupted oxygen to critical patients, those in ICUs, neonatal and pediatric units, emergency wards, and provide the best medical care. This humanitarian gesture by Hitachi India is commendable and we look forward to strengthening this partnership and bring new transformations in the healthcare arena” said Dr. S.N. Chaudhry, Chairman, VIMHANS.

A step towards building a sustainable health infrastructure for the society, the O2 plant is automated with in-built safety measures, which will supply high-quality medical oxygen to patients, while making the hospital self-sufficient in meeting the oxygen needs of its patients. Keeping in line with the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Digital India, Hitachi through its Social Innovation Business Solution, is actively providing technological solution in areas such as energy, mobility, infrastructure, education, agriculture, and healthcare. Contributing to the nation’s mission for building a resilient future, Hitachi is extending its initiative of ‘Powering good’ with the collaborative roadmap that has been aimed in building an undisputed India across varied business verticals.

Fighting against the pandemic, in FY2020, Hitachi India Research & Development Centre supported India to keep the citizens and society informed through robust data-driven COVID-19 information platform. The dashboard drew relevant data and details from across reliable and authentic digital platforms and presents it to the user in a friendly and analytical format. The details include prevailing COVID -19 situation in India covering the length and breadth of data at state, district, and national level.

Hitachi has always strived to leverage technology & innovation to bring a positive transformation in the society and in the lives of people. With its holistic, citizen-centric solutions, Hitachi will continue to partner with the Government of India in digitally transforming the social infrastructure & enriching citizens’ lives through collaboration with stakeholders and partners.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, contributes to a sustainable society with a higher quality of life by driving innovation through data and technology as the Social Innovation Business. Hitachi is focused on strengthening its contribution to the Environment, the Resilience of business and social infrastructure as well as comprehensive programs to enhance Security & Safety. Hitachi resolves the issues faced by customers and society across six domains: IT, Energy, Mobility, Industry, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through its proprietary Lumada solutions. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Hitachi in India

Hitachi’s partnership with India dates back to 1930s with importing of table fans and later on went on to supply steam engines followed by Turbines for the Bhakra Nangal Dam. Since then, Hitachi has been mounting its footprints in India and solidifying its position with presence of around 28 group companies (as of March 31st, 2021) and approximately 18,000 employees (as of March 31, 2021) fueling the transformation of India. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.co.in

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