Zee to donate over 200 ambulances, 40k PPE kits & build 100+ ICU Units across country

15 Jun,2020

By A Correspondent

 

Media & Entertainment powerhouse Zee Entertainment has announced a national level CSR drive towards enhancing the country’s healthcare infrastructure, further strengthening its fight against Covid-19.

In line with its CSR policy, the company will support state governments & local governing bodies with critical interventions across 10 cities – Mumbai, Noida, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Chennai.

The company will be utilising the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid-19) to provide the following:

:: Ambulances – 200+ ambulances to be donated to the municipal corporations (46 ambulances have already been donated to BMC).

:: Humidifiers – 50 High Flow Heated Respiratory Humidifiers to be donated BMC.

 

Zee Entertainment has said it will donate over 200 ambulances, 40,000 PPE kits and build 100+ ICU units across the nation to fight against Covid-19

:: The company has flagged off the healthcare infrastructure centric initiatives with Mumbai, by donating 46 ambulances and 50 high flow heated respiratory humidifiers to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

:: Company to also feed 10,000 migrants with 6,00,000 Daily Meals for a month across the Nation.

 

The drive was flagged off in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, Minister for Tourism, Environment & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray and Zee Entertainment Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Punit Goenka, by donating 46 ambulances and 50 high flow heated respiratory rumidifiers to BMC. This support will help build capacity and enhance the existing healthcare infrastructure in Mumbai.

 

As per an announcement, Zee will approach and work with all state governments and local governing bodies across the nation, to formulate an action plan that is structured on fulfilling the immediate requirements to fight the pandemic.

 

Over and above the support towards healthcare relief, ZEE has also partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide 600,000 daily meals which will support 10,000 migrants across the Nation for a month.

 

Speaking on this announcement Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zee said: “The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in India have been fa reaching and calamitous for vulnerable communities. It is important that we stand up during such times and step up our efforts as responsible members of the society. Zee is committed to continue its strong support towards the government, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure, to save our Nation from this pandemic. We are also significantly increasing our efforts on-ground to provide relief to migrants across the country. We will continue to do our best to serve the Nation in these challenging times.”

 

Added Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray, Minister for Tourism, Environment & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra: “The scale of this pandemic is enormous, and the government of Maharashtra is working round the clock to enhance the modular medical facilities and support our frontline workers. Every step ahead is a successful step towards beating the current humanitarian crisis. We would like to thank Mr Punit Goenka and Zee for their support in this time of need towards Covid-19 response and relief.”

 

Said Iqbal Singh Chahal, Commissioner, BMC: “We are dealing with challenging times where being ahead of the virus is key to fighting the war against Covid-19. We have implemented several path breaking innovative measures across the city to curb the increase in number of cases and are ramping up our medical facilities. We are glad to receive this support from Zee that will further strengthen our efforts while also ensuring the well-being of the citizens. It is humbling to see organisations such as Zee coming forward and fighting this crisis together with us.”

 

 

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