Samsung India promises Rs 20 crore to Covid-19 efforts

GURUGRAM: On Tuesday he promised Rs 20 crore to help the country combat the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen positive cases increase to more than 10,000, amidst the extension of the blockade until May 3.

The South Korean giant will donate Rs 15 million rupees to the PM Cares Fund, and Rs 5 million rupees to the states and to support the country's challenge against the pandemic.

Furthermore, Samsung employees across India are gathering their personal contribution.

The company said it will match the employee contribution and donate the full amount to the PM Cares Fund in the coming weeks.

In recent weeks, Samsung India teams have engaged with various governments, local authorities and health professionals to prepare a comprehensive and meaningful strategy in the fight against Covid-19, the company said in a statement.

The company is supporting the local administration and the community in Noida, where it has provided hospitals with the necessary medical equipment in the preventive campaign against the pandemic.

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So far, Samsung has provided thousands of preventive masks and Personal Preventive Equipment (PPE) kits to hospitals.

We are also supporting authorities in hospitals and other facilities by providing a large number of infrared thermometers and public address systems. Along with these, air purifiers are also being used which are vital to improve ambient air quality in medical facilities. provided, the company said.

In recent weeks, Samsung has accelerated deliveries of digital X-ray and digital ultrasound machines that it provides to government hospitals as part of its citizenship program.

In Noida, Samsung is also supporting the local administration and local police in supplying food packages daily to local communities, the company said.

In our effort to enable people to support the cause, we have updated our Samsung Pay platform to allow for integrated donations to the PM Cares Fund. Consumers can contribute directly to the PM Cares Fund through Samsung Pay by clicking on the PM Cares Fund option, the company added.