MUMBAI : Jeena Criticare, the critical healthcare division of legacy logistics company Jeena & Co, recently announced having completed a milestone of 100 tonnes of COVID vaccine deliveries, across the country in the last one year.
Throughout 2021 – the year when the nation was on a fast track to complete COVID vaccination after a devastating second wave, Jeena Criticare was at the forefront of these efforts. Be it as an appointed distributor to Serum Institute of India’s (SII’s) COVISHEILD vaccine deliveries for private hospital supplies across the country or as a part of the strategic collaboration for Asia’s first Drone based vaccine delivery project for the Telangana government, Jeena Criticare rendered a pivotal role.
Apart from the above milestone, during the peak pandemic time till the end of 2021, Jeena Criticare have been instrumental in clearing and moving 3000 MT of COVID care equipment that include Oxygen concentrators, RT PCR kits, PPE kits, Hospital beds, medicines & critical care drugs, masks, vaccines, and ventilators. Jeena’s Pharma Division has also been instrumental in getting fast track import clearance, from the normal 24 hrs to a special 5 hours flat, for COVID Care aid and other healthcare transportation from countries like, South Korea, Germany, USA, Taiwan, China, Italy and also the WHO. With their global logistics support, Jeena has also been a part of India’s export chain enabling healthcare to various countries and also for customers like the WHO (World Health Organisation).
Jeena & Co, a 100+ years young logistics company has always been at the forefront of innovation in end-to-end logistics solutions and continues to be a trusted and reliable supply chain partner.
Speaking about the milestone achievement and the strong thrust on critical healthcare adoption, Cyrus Katagra, Director, Jeena & Co said, “This is a proud moment for Jeena Group, as we are actively a part of the nation building process. We have been distributing the vaccine shipments which are otherwise time- and temperature-sensitive, in a record time! As one of the leading brands in end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions in the country, we believe in not just staying relevant but also leading the change. Our partnership with various government and private stakeholders, including the drone technology company TechEagle, the SII, and various state and central government bodies, is a part of our commitment to driving digitally enabled efficiencies across our own business operations as well as to enhance our service offerings, such that it can add value and delight to our customers and the nation at large. 70% of our vaccines are delivered pan India within 8 – 12 hours flat.”
“This National Vaccination Day, we at Jeena Criticare, would like to re-iterate our commitment to strengthening the nation’s vaccine distribution system and make it robust, in these trying times. It is after all, a collaborative effort between innovations in medical science and tech enabled supply chains, that can together eradicate pandemics and diseases across the nation.”
Earlier in September 2021, in a strategic partnership with TechEagle, Jeena criticare has been a part of the successful completion of Asia’s first Drone-based vaccine delivery project in complete cold chain environment, for the Telangana government. The partnership is a step forward for logistics and supply chain companies, 3PL and 4PL players, as they accelerate the tech adoption across supply chains, embracing emerging deep tech like Drones, AI, ML and Robotics.
This, especially in the backdrop of the recently liberalised drone technology rules, is in line with the central Government’s ambitious plans to reduce the logistics costs of the country through a combination of policy, technology adoption and infrastructure development. Even as the impact of the pandemic remains a matter of primary concern and so does the logistics hurdles. Having said, it is not a misnomer that the logistics sector is called as the frontline warriors of India Inc to day. From temperature sensitive storage and loading, handling and delivering vaccines to the remotest corners of the country, in a seamless and effective manner, the Indian pharma supply chains have been the backbone of delivering health and happiness across the nation.
This National Vaccination day, Jeena Criticare pledges to continue its commitment to help build robust vaccine supply chains and last-mile logistics and lead India’s critical fight against the pandemic and all diseases.