Sony isn’t the only international firm to donate and support India in the covid crisis. As the second wave hit the country and it is claiming lives across the country. In India’s fight against the deadly virus, several business tycoons, giants, and global companies have declared financial and medical assistance. It has also declared a $1 million donation to aid the covid-19 in India.
The support comes at a time when the massive surge in infections has led to extreme shortages of medical supplies and affecting poor healthcare systems.
Sony India said- “In response to the situation in India, the Sony Group will donate $1 million through the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19″ to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other organizations, to procure oxygen for medical purposes and PCR testing machines, and to support local relief activities”.
Moreover, in April 2020, the Sony Group had launched the Sony Global Relief Fund for Covid-19. To engage in several relief efforts, mainly in the areas of medical, education, and the creative community.
The company further said in a statement- “the company will work with its partners and shareholders to offer support for those around the world affected by covid-19”.
In addition, US aerospace major Boeing recently declared a $10 million that is around Rs 74 crore emergency aid package for India to support the nation’s current stage. This will be directed to organizations offering relief, involving medical supplies, and emergency healthcare for communities and families fighting the surge, stated by the company in a recent release.
Even another business giant Goldman Sachs also came forward to declare an additional $10 million in aid to India. The US-headquartered firm will offer support for frontline health facilities in cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi, involving ongoing vaccination efforts via help, stated in an official statement. Lastly, as per the growing surge, we all need to come together to support the nation and to help people get out of it as soon as possible.