Amway India Stated on COVID-19

News Desk, News Nation 360 : The global pandemic, COVID-19 has virtually affected every individual on the face of this earth. Amway India believes that the need of the hour is to collaborate, protect, empower and provide essentials to the affected communities and frontline workers. At Amway, corporate social responsibility is an integral part of their guiding philosophy. In line with their commitment to helping people live better, healthier lives, they have been constantly exploring ways and means to support the communities. As a part of this endeavour and in line with their guiding principles, Amway India has pledged a contribution of INR 1.61 crores to support the fight against coronavirus. The fund entails: Contribution towards PM CARES FUND: INR 1 crore for combating, containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak, Contribution towards Tamil Nadu CM’s Public Relief Fund: INR 25 lakh to provide relief measures in Tamil Nadu by way of setting up quarantine centres, free treatment to those infected with coronavirus, support to workers from several unorganised sectors and many more, support the Government’s on-ground health and sanitation services:  INR 36 lakh to drive a wide range of initiatives such as Partner with United Way Delhi (UWD) : INR 21 lakh set aside for a project with UWD with the aim to distribute hygiene kits comprising masks, gloves, sanitizers, hand wash etc. to public health service providers benefitting 15,000 people in Gurgaon and Mumbai, Provide 1200 N95 masks to surgeons: Support ‘The Association of Surgeons of India’ (ASI), Delhi Chapter for the COVID-19 relief program. Under the program, Amway will be providing 1200 N95 masks to support the medical doctors and other healthcare providers. These will be used for the government hospitals in Delhi such as Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital which have been declared as COVID hospitals by the Government, Support Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Center (MMHRC), Madurai, Tamil Nadu: INR 5 lakh towards the distribution of disposable masks and gloves to the public service providers in Madurai and Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu. This initiative in association with MMHRC is expected to benefit more than 10,000 people across Madurai and Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, Conduct a Disinfection and Sanitation Drive in association with select NGO partners across 12 cities benefitting more than 3,000 children and adults.  INR 5 lakhs allocated for this initiative and Amway to partner with professional agencies across the country to execute the program : The drive aims to clean, disinfect, and sanitize NGO premises, ensuring better health and hygiene of Amway’s project beneficiaries, especially underprivileged children and Furthermore, the initiative will include the disinfection of three of their telemedicine centres, select schools, and community centres in select villages located in Dindigul District. The disinfection drive will benefit 15 villages in and around Amway's manufacturing facility in Nilakottai, Tamil Nadu. With this encouraging response, Amway India has committed to not just match, but donate five times the amount received from its employees towards this cause.

Report : Anustup Kundu

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