India is running on a devastating stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Owing to the worsening situation in the country, Google has decided to provide help to India. It has announced that it will grant 135 crore rupees to India to deal with medical emergencies. The medical supply ranges from ICU beds, testing equipments to oxygen cylinders.
Google.org and Google’s philanthropic arm altogether is helping the country with the medical grant of Rs.20 crore.
GOOGLE PROVIDES TWO GRANTS FOR DIFFERENT INITIATIVES
Sanjay Gupta is the country head and VP of India. He said that the first grant will help the country to provide financial help to families who are suffering from this pandemic. The second grant would be delivered to UNICEF to arrange medical supplies like testing kits and oxygen.
GOOGLE AID TO SUPPORT INDIA FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES
The CEO of Google and Alphabet tweeted about the crisis within which India is suffering. He expressed his grief to see the worsening condition of the nation. He said that Google and Googlers will grant 135 crores in funding to GiveIndia and UNICEF so that India could deal with the shortage of medical supplies and oxygen. It will also support the communities and help in spreading critical information.
India is going through a tough time. The news channels are recording the highest number of cases every day. It is also focusing on the need for medical supplies with such increases in the number of cases.
HELP THROUGH AD GRANTS
Google will also support India through Ad grants. It was regarding the public health information campaigns. The head mentioned that through Ad Grants, additional 112 crore rupees are collected through Ad. It will help the local health authorities and nonprofit organizations for more language coverage options.
Google also showcases the COVID feature on Search and it is available in India. The languages use are English and the other eight Indian languages. Google will always help in providing authoritative information and improve localization.
INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINATION SITES
The company said that the search box includes several vaccination sites. Now, the company is planning to add ten thousand more. Google is also planning to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It will also collaborate with organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. All these organizations and ministries will help to support initiatives for vaccination awareness.
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