Pune: In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which is spreading across India and globally, Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata pledged Rs 1,500 crore towards tackling the coronavirus-impacted situation in the country.
Ratan Tata on Saturday committed Rs 500 crore to fight COVID-19 disease, which it noted was one of the “toughest challenges the human race will face”.
Tata Sons also announced additional support of Rs 1,000 crore.
The funds will be used for personal protective equipment for medical personnel, respiratory systems, testing kits and setting up modular treatment facilities for patients, among others, said Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts.
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. pic.twitter.com/y6jzHxUafM
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) March 28, 2020
Ratan Tata wrote the Tata Trusts has pledged to protect and empower all affected communities, and is committing Rs 500 crore for:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 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