Tripura deputy chief minister Jishnu Devvarma has written to Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata seeking material assistance to contain coronavirus outbreak in the state.
Devvarma in his letters to Tata on Monday on 100 ventilators, 50,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and alcohol-based hand sanitizers each, 1,00,000 N95 masks and 500 makeshift tents for patients.
“.. The situation solicits contribution from every possible side to hold us together. Tata Trusts has been a pioneer organization in stepping up to situations like this.
“The contribution of your organization to the North East Indian States also has been widely appreciated. I would like to bring to your kind attention about the requirement of following materials to prevent COVID-19 from becoming a huge outbreak in the State of Tripura,” the letter said.
“…. In view of the above, I would request you to kindly look into the requirement and extend your cooperation for donating to the extent possible so that the State may prevent COVID-19 from becoming a huge outbreak,” Devvarma said in the letter.
The deputy chief minister also said that his government has already adopted certain preventive steps to contain spread of the disease.
The Tata Group has pledged Rs 1,500 crore to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the country.