JSW Group Pledges Rs 100 Crore for Combating COVID-19 Pandemic

Separate funds have been allocated by the group to import ventilators to be supplied to healthcare facilities across the country, besides COVID-19 testing kits, personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, among others, for health care workers

March 30, 2020. By News Bureau

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The JSW Group has announced that it will extend a financial backing of Rs 100 crore to combat the lethal coronavirus. Besides, the Sajjan Jindal-led group will also deliver equipment to healthcare workers to deal with the situation, and its employees will donate one-day's salary to prevent the spread of the virus.

"In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the JSW Group has committed INR 100 crores to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) in support to all on-going relief efforts," JSW Group said in declaration.

Each employee of the JSW Group has also devoted a minimum of a single day's salary as a donation to the fund, it said.

Separate funds have been allocated by the group to import ventilators to be supplied to healthcare facilities across the country, besides COVID-19 testing kits, personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, among others, for health care workers.

The statement further said that communities in and around the JSW Group facilities will be delivered with staples and other essential dietary requirements

As part of the relief work, many locations at facilities of the group companies are being turned into isolation wards to lessen the stress on community hospitals in the areas.

JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal said, "We are continuously evaluating the situation and are committed to assist the government in all ways possible to deal with all COVID-19 related fallouts. These immediate contributions is what we see is the need of the hour, and we have earmarked further monetary and non-monetary contributions so as to allow us to dynamically respond to all societal requirements in the future."

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