26 Jun 2021 11:01 IST

IIMC alumni donate oxygen concentrator

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The device will be kept at the Medical Unit of the Institute

The 42nd PGP batch alumni (2005-2007) has recently donated 1 unit of OWGELS (German Brand) 5 litre moveable hospital-use oxygen concentrator to the institute. “This is a safer, less expensive, and more convenient life saver and homecare medical equipment,” said a press release from the institute.

Dharmes Oraon, a 42nd batch alumnus passed away due to Covid. In his memory, some of the batch alumni came forward to donate an oxygen concentrator for the IIM Calcutta community, especially for group C&D staff and contract workers. The device will be kept at the Medical Unit of the Institute.

The oxygen concentrator has been contributed by a few alumni — Rajesh Waghmare, Rajeev Tejyan, Kuldip Nimje, Navneet Agarwal, Swapnil Khandekar, Sameer AH, Surabhi and Vinay Midha, Anand Kumar, Karthik Krishnan, MoumitaPramanick, Liju Mathew, Vikram Deshpande, Ashutosh Mayank, Sarvesh Naik, Animesh Singh, Arunima and Rohit, Tej Pratap, Anuradha and Dheeraj Singh.

Prof Manish Thakur, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations), IIM Calcutta, said “This donation of a life-saving device reiterates institute-alumni relations. Such a generous gestures on behalf of our alumni. It is an affirmation of the emotional connection that they have with their alma mater.”