COVID-19 in India: Google to provide Rs 113 crore to build oxygen plants, train rural healthcare workers

17th June,2021

COVID-19 in India: Google to provide Rs 113 crore to build oxygen plants, train rural healthcare workers




Google's magnanimous arm Google.org declared on Thursday that it will give Rs 109 crore ($15 million) to India to aid the battle against Covid. The asset will be utilized to help acquirement and establishment of around 80 oxygen age plants in medical services offices in significant need and provincial areas. The subsidizes will go to GiveIndia and PATH. The two associations will supervise the oxygen program and give project the executives support. Way, Google.org said, will recognize the objective areas and furnish specialized help and work with state governments just as different specialists.

The tech monster will likewise put resources into Apollo Medskills' drive to upskill 20,000 forefront wellbeing laborers in COVID-19 administration. Google.org plans to help the focused on country wellbeing labor force and wellbeing frameworks.

Google.org will likewise give Rs 3.6 crore ($500,000) award to non-benefit ARMMAN that will run upskilling programs for 180,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 40,000 Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) in 15 states.

"Our hearts go out to those in India affected by the continuous COVID-19 emergency, and we keep on searching for approaches to help. Today @Googleorg will give an extra $15.5 million to construct oxygen age plants and train medical care laborers in country India," said CEO Sundar Pichai.Country Head and VP, Sanjay Gupta said, "As the pandemic has unfurled in India, it's been lowering and motivating to see people, networks, establishments, and governments cooperate to deal with the effect of an emergency on a scale we haven't encountered previously. Innovation has assumed a basic part, and our spotlight at Google has been on ensuring individuals have the data and instruments they need to remain educated, associated, and safe."This round of awards come after Google.org declared Rs 135 crore ($18 million) in April to grow the scope of general wellbeing data missions and backing crisis help work. It said that as India rises up out of the emergency, Google.org currently turns its concentration to reinforce India's medical care foundation and labor force, particularly in country regions.