NTT, affiliates donate $10 mn for Covid-19 relief aid in India

NTT, affiliates donate $10 mn for Covid-19 relief aid in India
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20 May, 2021

Tokyo based technology services provider NTT has made an additional $3 million donation to India in aid of Covid-19 relief initiatives. The latest tranche takes the total amount donated by NTT and its affliates, including NTT DATAServices and NTT Ltd, to $10 million.  

The donations, the company said in a statement, will support local hospitals and healthcare providers, increase access and transportation to care, and boost vaccination efforts for its team members and the general public. 

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“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve focused on supporting our team members with safety-first policies, financial support and resources, but as the crisis continues to deepening India, NTT is joining the global effort to broaden our impact,” NTT Ltd CEO Abhijit Dubey said. 

For its own employees, the company has enabled remote work and is offering reimbursements for medical costs and family support, additional Covid-related paid sick leave, among other measures. It has also created a Covid-19 command center to enable employees to coordinate medical care, vaccine appointments, hospital beds, and transportation. 

The company employs more than 30,000 people in India. 

Separately, ecommerce company Amazon said it is sending critical medical equipment worth over $5 million to support hospitals and other Covid-19 care facilities across India. 

Also read: Accenture, Amazon, Paytm mobilise funds to help India fight Covid-19

The equipment includes 82 anaesthesia ventilators, 1238 BiPAP machines and 60 ventilators which have already reached India. The medical equipment will be distributed to community partners such as the American India Foundation, ACT Grants and Swasth, who will distribute to verified hospitals and nonprofit organizations across the country. 

 Amazon is part of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Task Force to help India combat Covid-19.