In addition to adopting a series of measures to prevent its employees from being contaminated by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Samsung has also helped several governments in fighting the disease.
The South Korean company started offering mobile phones and tablets to people in need. Now, Samsung has announced a donation of more than $ 5 million (RS 38,23,27,500.) to the government of India.
The amount will be divided among several entities and provinces in the country, with the “union” expected to be around US $ 2.64 million. US $ 1.97 million will go to a fund that is being used to help hospitals fight the pandemic.
India’s most populous states, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are still expected to receive about $ 658,000. In addition, Samsung has now entered into a partnership with the PM Cares fund to facilitate receiving donations on Galaxy tablets and smartphones.
Finally, hospitals in the city of Noida – metropolitan New Delhi – are receiving PPE donated by Samsung.
The medical equipment offered by Samsung are masks, purifiers and respirators, infrared thermometers, x-ray machines, and digital ultrasound.
According to Samsung, this donation aims to help the Indian population to go through this public health crisis. For the time being, the company still has no forecast of when it should return to operate normally in the country.