Piramal Group is also supporting Maharashtra State Government in its readiness efforts to handle COVID-19
Piramal Group in its continued commitment towards supporting the nation in its fight against COVID-19 has pledged Rs 25 crore towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Piramal Foundation continues to work in partnership with the government, in the remotest parts of the country as it deploys various measures through its initiatives, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with public health workers, Piramal Swasthya has set-up Health Helplines in seven states, that 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 ~50,000 calls daily, 20 per cent of which are related to COVID-19. The Piramal School of Leadership at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, has offered its 40,000 sqft. training facility, along with other Piramal aided schools, to the district authorities for use as isolation centres. Piramal Sarvajal provides safe drinking water to 700,000 beneficiaries daily, through its 627+ water ATMs that are now enabled with a contactless smartcard technology to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus.
In his individual capacity, Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, along with other personalities from the Indian Industry, is actively supporting the Maharashtra State Government in its readiness efforts to handle the COVID-19 crisis by channelising resources behind interventions across effective utilisation of existing hospitals, creation of new isolation bed capacity, ensuring availability of critical hospital supplies –medicines and equipment, ensuring availability of ventilators, distribution of essential foods and fuel. These interventions are aimed at ensuring that the State healthcare infrastructure is equipped to handle the scale of the crisis as well as to contain the contagion.