Amazon Europe on Tuesday said it had committed $2.5 million to support India’s fight against Covid-19.
The fund will be utilised to purchase and transport medical supplies.
“Amazon will deliver oxygen concentrators from Italy; ventilators from the UK, and nebulisers and inhalation devices from Germany.
The products will be provided to Amazon frontline workers and local charities to help those infected with COVID-19 across multiple cities in India; thereby supporting the capacity of hospitals, medical facilities and public institutions,” the company said in a note.
Amazon’s latest initiative follows the announcement to provide 100 ventilators worth $3.8 million to India.
The company said it was working closely with groups such as the Indian Red Cross; under the guidance of Niti Aayog and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Amazon and other technology firms have stepped forward to help India as Covid-19 cases have surged.
On Tuesday, Samsung announced a $5 million as a contribution to India’s fight against the pandemic.
Samsung said it would donate $3 million to the Centre as well as to the states of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
It added it would provide $2 million worth of medical supplies; including 100 oxygen concentrators, 3000 oxygen cylinders and 1 million LDS syringes.
HARMAN International – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. on Thursday; said it would contribute ₹10 crore to PM Cares Fund as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in the country.
Earlier, Google said it would provide funding of ₹135 crore for medical supplies and help communities in general.
Smartphone companies Vivo and Oppo have also lent support for Covid-19 relief efforts.