After several other tech giants, Now, Twitter also joins the list for donors. As, the company announce to donate Rs 110 crores to help India fight against deadly COVID-19 pandemic. According to latest reports, India is currently the most badly affected country due to this deadly pandemic. Currently, India is having close of 4 lakh daily cases and over 4000 daily deaths. Earlier, many other tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Xiaomi and many others have extended their hands. The financial help for India to fight against this COVID-19 second wave. These companies has also announced their share of relief funds for the country.
Twitter donates Rs 110 crores to India:
Now, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey took over Social media platform on Monday. He made official announcement that the amount of Rs 110 Crores has been donated to India. This much money will help India fight against this deadly COVID-19 virus. He share that the amount has been share among three non-governmental organizations including CARE, Aid India and Sewa International USA. Dividing the relief amount, Dorsey reveals that an amount of USD 10 million has been donate to CARE. Whereas, the Aid India, and Sewa International USA has receive an amount USD 2.5 million each. Also Read: Google commits Rs 135 Cr to help India fight COVID-19 pandemic
India fight against COVD-19 with this money:
In an official statement, the social media platform share that Sewa International USA is a Hindu faith-base organization. This organization works on humanitarian, non-profit service. With this money, the organization will help India fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, The grant provided to the organization will support in arrangement of lifesaving equipments. This equipment includes oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiBAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines. Also, These equipments will be distribute to government hospitals and COVID-19 care centers and hospitals.
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Sandeep Khadkekar, Vice President, Sewa International, USA thanked Jack Dorsey for this donation. He shared that their administrative cost is around 5 percent. This means that with every dollar donation, 95 percent of it goes on the work that it is earmark for. He added that in last two week’s the organization has seen how overwhelm Indian healthcare system is. Also, The organization wants to help the people in India to fight against this deadly COVID-19 pandemic. He told that Twitter’s generosity will go long way in helping the organization. With this much money, the organization can do the work they want to do.
Twitter provides a grant of USD 10 million to CARE to support urgent action to help and address the deadly second wave of COVID -19 infection. In the official statement, the CARE organization shares that the Funds will be use to supplement Indian government efforts. Also, This can be achieve by setting up temporary COVID-19 care centers. The organization will provide oxygen, PPE kits and other critically needed emergency supplies for frontline health workers. Additionally, the organization will ensure that people get vaccinated, particularly in remote areas in India.