Amazon Europe commits $2.5 million support for India’s fight against COVID-19

India is facing the worst crisis in the history of humanity, with the second wave of Coronavirus hitting the country. And in this phase, the country is lacking medical supplies to meet its huge population, due to which the country is seeing thousands of deaths every day. In this unpredictable situation, it needs support from all over the globe. And many big
companies are coming forward to show their support towards India.

Amazon Europe, On Tuesday, said, it has committed $2.5 million to support India to fight against the Covid-19. It will use its huge logistic system to deliver medical support. And will use the fund to purchase medical supplies from all over the globe and will transport that to India.

Amazon will deliver oxygen concentrators from Italy, ventilators from the UK, and nebulizers and inhalation devices from Germany. The products will be provided to Amazon frontline workers and local charities to help those infected with COVID-19 across multiple cities in India, thereby supporting the capacity of hospitals, medical facilities, and public institutions,” the company said in a press statement.

The company earlier had already given 100 ventilators worth $3.8 million through Amazon’s global resources in the US as a part of the company’s commitment to helping India fight the Covid-19 pandemic. It also donated Medtronic’s PB980 model, also known as Medtronic Puritan Bennett 980, that will be imported and will be brought to India for urgent use. The company also said that they are working to airlift these units with
Medtronic (MT).

For the distribution of these supplies, The agencies will be in charge of identifying and finalizing the hospitals that need the ventilators urgently. The company is working closely with the Indian Red Cross, under guidance from Niti Aayog and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), which are defining the distribution plan for these ventilators.

In this devastating situation when the country’s hospitals are struggling hard to meet the severe shortage of oxygen supplies, some foundation and ACT Grants are working to supply oxygen concentrators in the hospitals of remote locations. Amazon has also partnered with Milaap to support Swasth & ACT Grants to procure and deploy oxygen concentrators to India.

Over the past few weeks, We have seen many other companies that are providing medical support to the country. Smartphone companies like Oppo and Vivo also came up for help in Covid relief. Harman International announced a contribution of ₹10 crores to the PM care fund.

Recently, Tech giant Google had announced Rs 135 crore relief fund for medical supplies and is actively helping the community who are working towards arranging medical supplies in the country.

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