SATS supports essential services amid India’s covid surge

SATS Ltd. (SATS)is redeploying its resources to support efforts to help keep essential services running in India following a surge of COVID-19 infections.

The company is working with its joint venture companies in India, AISATS and TajSATS, to keep employees safe and support community relief efforts. 

Denis Marie, CEO of SATS India, said: “India is in the throes of a second wave of the pandemic. We have been working round the clock to keep the supply chain for essential medical and oxygen-related supplies open and provide nutrition for the healthcare workers. Similar to how SATS has responded to the pandemic in other parts of the world, we are tapping into our expertise in ground handling and large-scale meal production to help with community efforts.” 

SATS has organised staff to get vaccinated, offered medical and financial aid when needed to prevent critical operations from being disrupted by the pandemic. TajSATS, for example, is working with Tata Trust to provide financial assistance to help affected staff with hospitalisation expenses. They have also secured sponsorship for hand sanitisers to be given to employees for use at home to prevent the spread of the infection. 

SATS has also redeployed resources in its ground handling and catering operations to support community relief efforts. AISATS has helped the airport operator set up clinical booths for airport staff and handled 636 oxygen concentrators originating from New York. 

In Singapore, SATS has facilitated the transportation of 21 cryogenic oxygen cylinders for emergency flights to India. At TajSATS, the kitchens have supported organisations such as World Central Kitchen, Deutsche Bank, Taj Public Welfare Trust to supply meals to workers in hospitals.