The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has led the world into chaos with the number of reported illnesses shooting up every next day. In India, the number has almost reached 500, however, the government has been going an extra mile to curb the virus from spreading any further while striving to deliver the best health care services to those who have already been infected.
However, corporate giants like Reliance are also putting their best foot forward to battle against coronavirus. Bringing the collective strength of Reliance Foundation, Reliance Retail, Reliance Jio, and Reliance Life Sciences into play, Reliance industries has rolled out a slew of initiatives in its bid to help the country deal with the massive outbreak.
Through a joint collaboration between Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the conglomerate has established India’s first dedicated centre for COVID-19 at Mumbai’s Seven Hills Hospital for patients who are tested positive for the virus. With facilities and equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machines, monitoring devices and even a negative pressure room to prevent cross-contamination, Reliance Industries is all set to help people fight against this deadly virus. In addition to this, a fully equipped isolation facility has also been set up in Lodhivali, Maharashtra.
Deploying the potential of Reliance Life Sciences, Reliance Industries is importing test kits to ensure an effective testing and also speeding up its production of face masks and other protective equipment for the health staff. The Mukesh Ambani-run company has also proposed to offer fuel free of cost for emergency service vehicles transporting COVID-19 patients to and from isolation facilities. “Our doctors and researchers are also working overtime to find a cure for this deadly virus,” said the company in a statement.
However, not only has the company been striving to help the patients. With the temporary shutdown of companies due to the virus outbreak, Reliance said that it will continue to pay contract and temporary workers even if the work gets halted so that their financial needs are not compromised amidst the crisis.