Aditya Birla group contributes Rs 500 crore to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Aditya Birla group contributes Rs 500 crore to fight Covid-19 pandemic

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To supply one million N95 masks and 280,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as ventilators, Rs 50 crore were allocated. The group had already commenced the production of one million triple layer surgical masks and 100,000 coverall garments with the support of the Textiles Ministry.

The Aditya Birla Group pledged a sum of Rs 500 crore towards the nation’s effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic with plans of making a donation to the PM-Cares fund and supplying ventilators and masks.

Rs 400 crore were earmarked for donation to the PM-Cares fund while Rs 50 crore will be granted to FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence, according to a press statement released on Friday.

To supply one million N95 masks and 280,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as ventilators, Rs 50 crore were allocated. The group had already commenced the production of one million triple layer surgical masks and 100,000 coverall garments with the support of the Textiles Ministry.

“Given the severity of the disruption, there is a compelling need for a multi-pronged response that includes financial and material support, healthcare assistance, and community responsibility” said Rajashree Birla, chairperson at Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development.

The plan also included setting up a 100-bed Covid-19 facility at the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai in partnership with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. This initiative was being overseen by Neerja Birla.

Moreover, a cumulative capacity of about 200 beds was being set up Covid-19 patients across locations including Ujjain, Pune, Hazaribagh, Rayagada, Solapur, and Kharach, as per the statement.

Source : https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/aditya-birla-group-contributes-rs-500-crore-to-fight-covid-19-pandemic/articleshow/74969846.cms

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