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BCC President appeals for supplies to help India's Covid crisis

Dear Chamber colleague,

You will no doubt have seen the media coverage on the COVID-19 crisis in India, with shortages of oxygen and hospitals in Delhi and many other cities running out of beds due to a devastating second wave.

Whilst the UK government is considering how it will support with much-needed supplies, as a Network we have ably demonstrated in the past how business communities have rallied to help in the effort.

Both our colleagues at our international member the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and UNICEF, have launched campaigns in partnership with UK and Indian governments.  Details below:

UKIBC: Message from UKUBC Chair: Call for support for India to tackle COVID-19 second wave.

UNICEF: Urgent appeal to private sector to help address the COVID-19 second wave in India.

The urgent needs are very specific:

Empty, refillable oxygen cylinders with 10 litres and 45 litres LMO capacity;

Oxygen concentrators;

in situ oxygen manufacturing plants for hospitals; and


Once again, we ask our Chamber Network to rally round again and get behind these important campaigns. Are there businesses who are able to help source these crucial items?

If any businesses are able to help with these specific items please can they urgently get in touch with the UKIBC or UNICEF.

Many thanks in advance for your help on this crucial matter.


Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE

President, British Chambers of Commerce

ASM Global
On Line Design Engineering Group Ltd
Double Tree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort
Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers
Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
Streets Chartered Accountants
We are My
SPS Group
Hull News and Pictures
Associated British Ports
University of Hull
Wilkin Chapman LLP