Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft Chief Satya Nadella on Monday vowed their support to India because it battles a debilitating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, that has crippled the country’s healthcare system and left thousands without hospital beds, oxygen and other critical medical infrastructure.
In a tweet, Pichai announced that Google are going to be providing Rs 135 crore in funding to the non-profit Give India and UNESCO to assist India’s fight against the deadly infection. additionally , Pichai are going to be donating Rs 5 crore over and above Google’s contribution to relief efforts, a corporation spokesperson said.
“This funding also includes increased Ad Grant support for public health information campaigns. Since last year, we’ve helped MyGov and therefore the World Health Organization reach audiences with messages focused on the way to stay safe and facts about vaccines,” Sanjay Gupta, Country Head & VP, India, said during a blog post.
“We’re increasing our support today with a further 112 Crore INR ($15 million) in Ad Grants to local health authorities and nonprofits for more language coverage options.