As the coronavirus-caused COVID-19 is taking over the world, some countries are on lockdown. India is one of them. Only the essentials goods and services are provided to the the country’s residents. Most of the companies are closed. However, tech companies in that country have stepped up to serve the nation. They made the decision to help the nation via donations, and this warm-up our hearts.
Tech Companies In India Are Fighting Against COVID-19
Telcos In India
Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea, and BSNL are helping the nation by offering extended validity, additional benefits, free talk time, etc. This comes in handy, taking into consideration that most people are forced to work from home.
Ventilators are essential when it comes to the patients suffering from the COVID-19. People with severe symptoms need ventilators to help them breathe, which means prolonging their lives. Mahindra and Mahindra companies are working on producing these ventilators.
“Our Projects team stands ready to assist the Govt/Army in erecting temporary care facilities,” said Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group.
Sanitizers are in high demand. People need to prevent the spreading of this virus, which means that hygiene is one of the top priorities. Godrej Group, Hindustan Unilever, Patanjali, as well as other FMCG companies, are lowering the price of their products.
Diageo India company plans to produce about 3,00,000 liters of bulk hand sanitizer. The company also offers its support with insurance covers and around 1,50,000 masks. The masks were donated to five state public departments.
This company is helping to find medical solutions against the COVID-19 via Rs. five-crore.
Reliance Industries Limited
The 100-bedded center was set up at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra, thanks to one of the India’s biggest conglomerates. The company also helps to provide people with free meals in a few cities. On top of that, they are also producing about 1,00,000 face masks a day.
Infosys Joins Fight
Infosys Joins Fight donated money to the PM Cares Fund and is in the process of setting up a hospital in Bengaluru. A hospital for people infected with this vicious virus.
Tata Group is paying its employees full time even if the company in on lockdown. Rs. 500 crores are donated to help fight the coronavirus. The money will help professionals with the proper equipment and respiratory systems. Modular treatment facilities will also be set up with the company’s money.
Xiaomi Extends Support
The electronics company will provide people with imported N-95 masks and hazmat suits. This equipment will be donated to the front line fighters, to the people who work in the hospitals.
Apple, Microsoft, Google, as well as other companies, are helping to keep the public well informed with the current situation via websites and apps. The Practo app has made a coronavirus test for people.
More Tech Companies to Join the Movements Against COVID-19
Other companies are extending the warranty on their devices, such as Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Honor. Others are providing their help via masks and gear donations, such as Xiaomi and Oppo. OnePlus is helping people that require repairing.
This is a time when we should all stick together and help each other. India is just setting up an example that other nations should also follow if they don’t do it already. Everyone can do something to help someone else.
That should be a message of encouraging not to tech companies only, but also to every one of us, as individuals. This COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop on many things, and the most important one of them was life. However, all bad things have an end.