Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Tata Sons Private Ltd. for donating nitrile gloves and three ply masks for the medical staff of the state who are working to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The holding company of the Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Group has donated 10000 pairs of nitrile gloves and another 10000 pieces of three ply masks.
“My gratitude to Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd. @TataCompanies for their noble gesture of contributing 10,000 pcs of 3 ply masks & 10,000 pairs of nitrile gloves to be used by our medical personnel for their protection & reducing the risk of #COVID19 infection while discharging their duties,” Rio tweeted.
Last month, the Tata Group had pledged to contribute Rs 1500 crore towards COVID-19 relief work.
Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said that the philantrophic organization Tata Trusts had announced to commit Rs 500 crorefor 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.
Tata Trusts has also said that the funds will be used for training of health workers and the general public.
On March 28, Tata Sons announced an additional Rs 1000 Crores support towards Covid-19 and related activities.
“We will work together with the Tata Trusts and our Chairman Emeritus Mr Tata and would be fully supporting their initiatives, and work in a collaborative manner to bring the full expertise of the group.In addition to the initiatives articulated by Tata Trusts, we are also bringing in the ventilators necessary and are gearing up to also manufacture the same soon in India,” Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekharan said in a statement.