Capgemini has pledged ₹ 50 crore to increase central and state government efforts in India to tackle the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. This fund will be used to build Covid-19 intensive care facilities, oxygen production plants, other long-term medical infrastructure and to provide relief operations.
In addition, Capgemini is also contributing ₹ 5 crore to UNICEF to provide immediate support across India for critical response care of Covid-19, installing three oxygen generation plants and machinery. RT-PCR test.
“India is at the heart of what we do at Capgemini, and the health and safety of our employees and the communities we live in remains our top priority. This second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has been particularly difficult, and we want to ensure all our support to fight against this pandemic and to emerge from it stronger. At this critical time, we are committed to accelerating medical assistance in India through Capgemini’s Social Response Unit (SRU). This fund will help strengthen the efforts of central and state authorities in building long-term medical infrastructure in India, ”said Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini.
As part of its efforts, Capgemini is in talks with various government authorities to set up healthcare facilities in cities where the company operates. This contribution will be added to the statutory corporate social responsibility fund Capgemini in India.
In 2020, in line with Capgemini’s social commitment, its SRU provided 65 fully equipped intensive care beds to three BMC hospitals in Mumbai, as well as 100 oxygen concentrators and 65 high-flow nasal cannulas to 15 government hospitals in Bengaluru. . These intensive care beds, fully equipped with ventilators, ECG monitors and other critical intensive care patient monitoring devices, are currently used to treat patients severely affected by Covid-19.
“At Capgemini, we are fully committed to providing timely medical, financial and emotional support to all of our team members and their dependents in these unprecedented times. As we continue to support our colleagues, we also strive to provide assistance to the communities we live in by giving them access to intensive care, which is needed immediately to fight Covid-19 as well as for medical needs in the communities. years to come “. said Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India.