Tata Sons donates Rs 10 crore, 100 ventilators & 20 ambulances to fight COVID-19

Tata Son's Foundation donated Rs. 10 crores, 100 ventilators and 20 ambulances to the BMC.

Tata Sons donates Rs 10 crore, 100 ventilators & 20 ambulances to fight COVID-19

In order to help the city cope up with the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Tata Son’s Foundation has donated a total of Rs.10 crores, 100 ventilators and 20 ambulances to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

This was done in the presence of Chief Minister Udhdhav Thackeray and board member of Tata Sons N Chandra, on Monday. The donation made by Tata Sons will be utilised in setting up an Immunology and Virus Infection Center and will help the state in its fight against the pandemic. The Center will be equipped with the latest facilities and associated with some of the best institutes at a national as well as global level. CM Uddhav Thackray praised the Tata Group for helping the Government of Maharashtra to fight against the virus. 

Aaditya Thackeray too expressed his gratitude on Twitter. He tweeted, “I’m extremely thankful to Tata Group for their active support to covid response. As guardian minister Mumbai, I had requested them ambulances and ventilators. Today, in presence of CM Uddhav Thackeray ji and N Chandra ji they’ve given 20 ambulances and 100 ventilators to BMC.” 

He further tweeted, “Tata Group has also given 10 crores to BMC for the plasma trials in Mumbai. Thankful to Banmali Agarwal ji for his active support and to MC Iqbal Singh Chahal ji, AMC Suresh Kakani ji and Jt Comm Ashutosh Salil ji for their coordination.”  

Earlier in the month of March as well, Tata Group had committed Rs 1500 crore to the cause of fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The case counts in India continues to record a sharp rise. The total cases in India have already breached the 7 lakh mark. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-hit state. Cases in the state currently stand at 2,11,987 out of which 87,682 are active with 19,693 deaths. However, the recovery rate for the state is also improving. 

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