Let's take a look at the global corporate firms who have come forward to assist India in the Covid-19 fightback.
As India continues to grapple with the second wave of Covid-19, the global corporate giants have pledged to rush medical aid, including ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices.
Let's take a look at the global corporate firms who have come forward to assist India in Covid-19 fightback:
Google has pledged Rs 135 crore in funding to GiveIndia and UNICEF for medical supplies, organisations supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.
The manufacturers of Remdesivir offered to supply 100,000 vials of the anti-viral drug free of cost. The first and second consignments are expected to be shipped later this week. They will supply an additional amount of two lakh vials by May 31, 2021. It will also provide raw material to some institutions for local production.
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It is assisting with 12 ISO containers to help transport oxygen in India. It is also sourcing 100,000 portable oxygen concentrators for use at home and hospitals to be shipped to India immediately.
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble has said that it will contribute towards the vaccination of over 5 lakh Indian citizens by pledging Rs 50 crore in partnership with government and local authorities in India. For every P&G employee in India, the company is contributing towards the vaccination of 100 Indians. In addition, the company will cover the vaccination cost of its over 5000 employee force in India, and their eligible immediate family members.
Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices.
Apple has announced that they will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground.
The company has joined hands with ACT Grants, Temasek Foundation, Pune Platform for Covid-19 Response (PPCR) and other partners to urgently airlift over 8000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP machines from Singapore. Additionally, Amazon India is also procuring over 1500 oxygen concentrators and other critical medical equipment that will be donated to hospitals and medical facilities.
Deloitte has provided 1,000 oxygen concentrators on April 26 April and an additional 11,000 being sourced by the end of this week. Covid-19 medical supplies secured through private and other channels.
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Last Updated Apr 28, 2021, 3:18 PM IST