Capgemini pledges Rs 50 Crores to help India to procure medical equipment to fight Covid -19. Indian IT companies are standing up with the people of India to fight Covid-19

Capgemini on Monday pledges an amount of Rs 50 crore to procure medical equipment in India to help the India COVID-19 crisis.

Capgemini has also pledged an amount of Rs 5 crore to UNICEF to provide immediate support to all the cities in India for critical COVID-19 response care. Also, it will help Indian set up multiple oxygen generation plants to fight the crisis oxygen shortage and RT-PCR testing machines to support the government’s efforts to fight against Covid-19.

Capgemini’s Rs 50 crore Covid fund provides Covid care to the Indians like oxygen generation plants, improving the medical infrastructure, ICU facilities, and providing relief operations to the worse covid struck the country.

Capgemini is also working with several state governments where their offices are present for setting up healthcare facilities across India to fight against covid-19.

This pledged amount will be in addition to the Capgemini CSR statutory fund in India, stated by Capgemini CEO.

Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini, said, “India is at the heart of what we do in Capgemini, and the health and safety of our employees and the communities we live in, remains our top priority. This second wave of the pandemic in India has been particularly challenging, and we want to ensure all our support to fight this pandemic and come out stronger”.

During this covid crisis in India, Capgemini is committed to expediting medical assistance to India using the Capgemini Social Response Unit.

“This fund will help to enhance the efforts of the Central and State authorities in building long-term medical infrastructure in India,” Ezzat said.

Capgemini India CEO Ashwin Yardi said Capgemini is working hard to extend their help toward the Indian hospitals striving to provide critical care for Covid-19 patients.

Capgemini has a setup of an SRU (Social Response Unit), which provided 65 ICU beds that were fully equipped (Ventilators, ECG monitors, and other critical ICU patient monitoring devices essential in treating Covid-19 patients) to BMC hospitals in Mumbai . They also have provided to government hospitals in Bangalore 100 OC (Oxygen concentrators and 65 HFNC (High Flow Nasal Cannulas) units. All this is in line with Capgemini social commitment and responsibility.

The tremendous rise of infections in the second wave of the pandemic has led several hospitals in India to struggle with the demand for oxygen supply and beds. People of India are using Social media to reach out for help. Most of the social media posts are announcing the lack of oxygen cylinders, beds in the hospitals, ventilators and plasma donors/

Many IT companies and organizations are coming forward to donate oxygenators, ventilators and breathing machines. TCS, Infosys and HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra set up COVID care centres to fight COVID-19.

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