COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in India recently. Top tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have agreed to assist the nation in the battle against COVID-19 in these trying times. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, has already declared a relief fund of Rs. 135 crores. Satya Nadela, the CEO of Microsoft, has also stated that the organization will continue to fund relief efforts and the procurement of critical oxygen concentration products. Amazon has also come forward to donate 10,000 oxygen concentrators to India.
Google Relief Fund of Rs. 135 crore
The contribution includes two grants totaling Rs 20 crore from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm. Donations from Google’s new employee donating program are also included. Over 900 Google employees have so far donated Rs 3.7 crore to organisations that help at-risk and helpless people.
Microsoft has announced that it would help with disaster relief
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the organization is mobilizing its resources to assist the Covid-devastated nation. “The current crisis in India breaks my heart. I’m glad that the United States government is mobilizing to assist. Microsoft will continue to lend its voice, expertise, and technology to relief efforts, as well as promote the procurement of life-saving oxygen concentrators “Nadella sent out a tweet.
Amazon Donating Oxygen Concentrators
Amazon is donating 10,000 oxygen concentrators and BiPAP devices to hospitals and public institutions in India to support patients afflicted with Covid-19. Amazon has teamed up with ACT Grants, the Temasek Foundation, the Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response (PPCR), and other organizations to airlift over 8,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP devices from Singapore.
In addition, Amazon India is partnering with non-profits such as Swasth, Concern India, and impact organizations such as ACT Grants and Sattva Consulting to purchase over 1,500 oxygen concentrators and other essential medical equipment. The organizations are working closely with the Indian government to speed up the entry of these oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines into the world, according to the company.