TikTok donates medical equipment, supplies worth Rs 100 crore to India

TikTok donates medical equipment, supplies worth Rs 100 crore to India
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3 Apr, 2020

ByteDance-owned short video platform TikTok has donated medical equipment worth Rs 100 crore to support India in the fight against Covid-19.

TikTok said it has provided 400,000 hazmat protective suits and 200,000 masks to protect doctors and front line medical staff in India, according to the statement.

The essential gears have been handed over to the ministry of health and family welfare, it said. 

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Last week, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation donated medical supplies such as Covid-19 testing kits and face masks to India and with six other countries. 

Similar efforts have been made by companies, individuals and various other organisations to help India.

Earlier this week, Wipro Group and Azim Premji Foundation committed Rs 1,125 crore to fight Covid-19. Infosys Foundation has also pledged Rs 100 crore to PM CARES Fund.

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Last week, Marico Innovation Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) unit of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Marico, said it will offer a grant of Rs 2.5 crore to startups that can develop cost-effective equipment for the detection and treatment of Covid-19. Also, Paytm pledged $66 mn for PM CARES Fund.