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Ratan Tata pledges 500 Cr to fight COVID-19

The amount shall be used towards five key areas of 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 Chairman of the Tata Trusts Mr.Ratan Tata has announced a commitment of Rs 500 crore through Tata Trusts to support the fight against the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. 

The reknown industrialist said in a social media post, "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." 

Ratan Tata added that Tata Trusts continues its pledge to contribute towards the well being of all affected communities, and is committing Rs 500 crore as  the need of the hour at this moment is greater than any other time. 

Announcing the pledge, Ratan Tata said," The current situation in India and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action.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 strive to reach out to sections that are underprivileged and deprived. We are deeply grateful and have immense respect for every person of member organisations who have risked their life and safety to fight this pandemic".

The amount shall be used towards five key areas of 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.



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