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Piramal Group commits Rs 25 crores to COVID-19 relief effort besides helping with manpower and services

Piramal Group commits Rs 25 crores to COVID-19 relief effort besides helping with manpower and services

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Apr 2020, 06:11 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Piramal Group, an Indian business conglomerate with a global footprint, has pledged Rs 25 crores towards the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM Cares Fund) to aid the fight against Covid-19.

Prior to this, Piramal Group, has also offered manpower and services in collaboration with central and state government entities to address the unprecedented challenges created by this crisis.

Piramal Foundation, the Group’s philanthropic arm which has a presence in 25 states across India, regularly provides primary healthcare and nutrition services (Piramal Swasthya), education leadership and women and youth empowerment (Piramal School of Leadership), and access to safe drinking water (Piramal Sarvajal), largely in partnership with state and central governments, through a unique public-private partnership model, to marginalized sections of society.

In this emergency situation, Piramal Swasthya has set-up Health Helplines in seven states, which provide health advisory and relief measures to the unserved and underserved communities that do not have access to information, doctors and hospitals.

These helplines receive nearly 50,000 calls daily, 20 per cent of which are related to COVID-19, according to the company.

The Piramal School of Leadership in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, has offered its 40,000 sq. ft. training facility, along with other Piramal aided schools, to the district authorities for use as isolation centers.

Piramal Sarvajal is providing safe drinking water to 700,000 beneficiaries daily, through its over 627 water ATMs that are now enabled with a contactless smartcard technology to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus.

 

Image Credit: Piramal-Facebook

Piramal Group commits Rs 25 crores to COVID-19 relief effort besides helping with manpower and services

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