Aditya Birla Group yesterday announced Rs 500 crore fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The group has announced Rs. 400 crore contribution to the PM- CARES Fund and also Rs. 50 crore grant to FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence for Covid-19 relief measures.
“Given the severity of the disruption, there is a compelling need for a multi-pronged response that includes financial and material support, healthcare assistance and community responsibility,” the group said in a press note.
Aditya Birla Group also plans to activate a 100-bed Covid-19 facility at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai, in partnership with BMC. This initiative is being spearheaded by Neerja Birla. It has also earmarked more than 200 beds for Covid-19 patients across locations including Ujjain, Pune, Hazaribagh, Rayagada, Solapur and Kharach.
Rs.50 crore will also be allocated towards supply of 1 million N95 masks, 280000 personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as ventilators, it said in the note.