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Collaboration Agreement with Kani City Secures Oxygen Concentrators in the Event of An Evacuation

Anjo, Japan The CAIRE Medical Japan team recently concluded a collaboration agreement with Kani City, Aichi prefecture, Japan, to provide support to persons with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the event of a natural disaster or evacuation — a critical piece of Kani City’s Contingency Plan.

Pictured, from left, are: Mr. Shigeki Tomita, Mayor of Kani City, and Mr. Hidetoshi Yamada, President of CAIRE Medical Japan.

To celebrate this achievement, a special signing ceremony was held May 14, with members of the CAIRE Medical Japan team including Mr. Hidetoshi Yamada, President of CAIRE Medical Japan, and government officials representing Kani City, including Mr. Shigeki Tomita, Mayor of Kani City.

The contingency plan’s purpose is to prepare for when natural disaster strikes and to provide for persons needing medical support during the evacuated period. Through the agreement, CAIRE Medical Japan will supply oxygen concentrators to the welfare evacuation site, which will provide care for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women and other individuals with certain medical conditions.

The plan, which ties into an overall coordinated response to prepare for large-scale disasters by the Japanese government, is a high priority following concerns over recent years regarding the natural phenomena including earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, and the impact it has on the safety of citizens.

“Here at CAIRE Medical Japan we are dedicated to local medical care and community medicine. We know that the use of therapeutic supplemental oxygen in the event of a natural disaster and evacuation is critical to those individuals who suffer from respiratory disease or other serious health conditions,” said Mr. Yamada. “This is our opportunity to provide essential resources, and give back to our community when and if they need us.”

With its global manufacturing headquarters in Ball Ground, GA, USA, CAIRE employs approximately 600 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. CAIRE’s time-proven portfolio of brands includes respiratory care diagnostic equipment; oxygen therapy devices designed for portable, at-home and military use; and turnkey on-site generation solutions for medical, industrial and environmental applications.