Accenture pledged Rs 185 crore for Covid relief efforts in India
IT and consulting major, Accenture has pledged Rs 185 crore to support the Covid relief work in India, including providing PPE kits to frontline healthcare workers, and food and home care kits to the unemployed and poor people of the country.
The company is also engaging with the government to support vaccination camps and provide local language call-centre support. Additionally, it will also augment the existing hospitals with beds and ICUs and help set up portable hospitals.
“Accenture stands in solidarity with India. We have made a fresh pledge of USD 25M (~INR 185 crore) for pandemic relief efforts in addition to ongoing investments in our people and communities” said Rekha M. Menon, Chairperson, and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India, in a LinkedIn post.
“The local and global efforts already underway include providing ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and medical kits. We are providing COVID-19 support kits and PPE kits to frontline healthcare workers and providing food and COVID-19 at-home care kits to unemployed and poor people,” Rekha M. Menon said.
“We are also engaging with the government to support vaccination camps and provide local language call-center support. Additionally, we will be augmenting existing hospitals with beds and ICUs and setting up portable hospitals.” Rekha M. Menon added.
She further said, “to support our more than 200,000 people and their families in India, we have built several resources including 24/7 telemedicine, care-at-home services, enhanced insurance coverage, virtual childcare, mental health support, and support for testing and vaccinations. We have also created leave options for CareGivers. Our teams continue to work around the clock to find additional ways to support our people.”
“Across the globe, our people have expressed their support and are getting involved. In addition to their time, they are also donating funds, and Accenture will match 100% of our people’s contributions for COVID-19 relief efforts.” She added.
Sharing gratitude for our ONE Accenture family – the 537,000 people standing with us every day, she added.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all who have lost their lives, and the many more who continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Rekha said.