Covid-19: SAIL gives ₹30 crore to PM CARES; employees donate a day’s salary1 min read . Updated: 31 Mar 2020, 05:34 PM IST
- Employees' contribution amount to approximately ₹9 crore
- The company has also provided ICU beds, isolation beds, quarantine facilities, and sanitizers
NEW DELHI: India’s largest steelmaker Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Tuesday contributed ₹30 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES) set up to fight the deadly coronavirus.
SAIL employees have also contributed a day’s salary to the fund, amounting to approximately ₹9 crore.
“We stand committed to dedicate ourselves in the service of the nation in every possible way. Along with this, we have also scaled up and mobilized various health services in coordination with local authorities of respective state governments for fighting this medical emergency situation," said Anil Kumar Chaudhary, chairman, SAIL.
The company has also provided large number of medical facilities including ICU beds, isolation beds, quarantine facilities, and sanitizers at hospitals and to its workers, it said in a statement.
The Centre on Saturday announced setting up of the public charitable trust -- PM CARES Fund -- to deal with any kind of emergency and immediate relief to the affected.
The trust is chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its members include defence minister, home minister, and the finance minister.
Covid-19, declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has spread across the globe, upending economies and posing serious challenges to health security of millions.
India has so far reported 1,200 cases of covid-19, with death toll at 40.