Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., in line with its national level CSR drive against Covid-19, officially handed over 20 ambulances and 4,000 PPE kits to the state of Telangana in the presence of K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Industries, and IT and Commerce, further strengthening its fight against Covid-19.
The company is also providing 150,000 daily meals to migrants and daily wage earners across the state, leveraging its partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation. The company has utilised the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid-19) to provide the above-mentioned essentials to the state of Telangana.
Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zee, said, “Zee is committed to provide a strong support to the Telangana Government in its fight against Covid-19, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure. We sincerely hope that the donated healthcare requirements will further enable the state to address the challenges faced due to the ongoing pandemic and strengthen its overall healthcare ecosystem."
K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of MA&UD, Industries and IT&C, said, “The Government of Telangana has strengthened the health infrastructure on a wide scale during this pandemic and is working to ensure health and safety of all citizens in the state. We would like to thank Punit Goenka and Zee for their support in this time of need towards Covid-19 response and relief.”
In its national-level CSR drive towards enhancing the country’s healthcare infrastructure against Covid-19, Zee had committed to donate 240+ ambulances, 46,000+ PPE kits, 90+ oxygen humidifiers and 600,000 daily meals. The donation to the state of Telangana is in line with this national CSR drive. At a national level, Zee has also financially supported over 5,000 daily wage earners working directly or indirectly with the company. Further, 3400+ employees have contributed towards PM Cares Fund. The amount generated was matched by Zee, and the collective proceeds were donated to PM Cares Fund.