As the number of Coronavirus positive cases in India continue to rise, Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, has announced that the company is committing Rs 500 crore to fight against the disease. Later Tata sons too committed Rs 1,000 crore against the cause bringing the total to Rs 1,500 by Tata Group.
Ratan Tata took to twitter to share the news as he wrote, “The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata Group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time.”
Ratan Tata also shared an official statement from Tata Trusts, which read:
The current situation is India and and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action. The Tata Trusts and the Tata Group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any time.
In this exceptionally difficult period, I believe that urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the needs of fighting the COVID-19 crisis, which is one of the toughest challenges the human race will face.
Today the Tata Trusts continue their pledge to protect and empower all affected communities, and is committing 500 crore rupees for:
→ Personal Protective Equipment for the medical personnel on the frontlines
→ Respiratory systems for treating increasing cases
→ Testing kits to increase per capita testing
→ Setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients
→ Knowledge management and training of health workers and the general public
The Tata Trusts, Tata Sons and the Tata Group companies are joined by committed local and global partners as well as the government to fight this crisis on a united public health collaboration platform, which will survive to reach out to sections that are underprivileged and deprived.
We are deeply grateful and have immense respect for every person of member organizations who have risked their life and safety to fight this pandemic.