Information Technology (IT) giant Wipro Ltd along with Wipro Enterprises Ltd and the Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1125 crore to tackle COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
While Wipro Ltd has pledged Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation have committed Rs 25 crore and Rs 1000 crore respectively.
“These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society,” Wipro said in a statement.
The company further stated that integrated action will be taken for a comprehensive on-the-ground response in specific geographies, focused on immediate humanitarian aid, and augmentation of healthcare capacity, including containing the COVID-19 outbreak and treating those affected by it.
“These responses will be coordinated with relevant government institutions and would be executed by the Azim Premji Foundation’s team, in collaboration with many of its civil society partners, who have a deep presence across the country,” it added.
Many organizations contributed significantly to help the country in tackling this worrying crisis which has claimed 38 human lives in the country.
Modern global society has not confronted a crisis of this magnitude and type, Wipro stated.
“The Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro believe that we must all work together to not only deal with this crisis and minimize its human impact, particularly on the disadvantaged, but also learn from these extraordinary times, to develop a more resilient global community, based on justice, equity, humaneness, and ecological sustainability,” said the statement.