“Urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the needs of fighting the COVID 19 crisis, which is one of the toughest challenges the human race will face,” Ratan Tata said in his post. Tata Sons, the holding firm of the Tata group companies, announced an additional 1,000 crore support towards Covid-19 and related activities over and above 500 crore pledged by Tata Trusts earlier in the day.
The funds will be utilized for providing protective equipment to medical personnel, respiratory systems for treating increasing cases, testing kits to ramp up testing in the country and setting up treatment facilities for those who have already caught the virus. The group has also said that it will train health workers and the general public to empower them against coronavirus.
The number of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, cases had crossed 900 in India with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry.