Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Several Mumbai companies have donated towards the cause of Covid-19 relief works on Friday.

The Aditya Birla Group announced Rs 500 crore, including Rs 400 crore to the PM Cares Fund and another Rs 100 crore to various other initiatives for fighting Covid-19 pandemic.

These would include a Rs 50 crore grant to the FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence, and Rs 50 crore to procure ventilators, one million N-95 masks and 280,000 personal protection equipment.

The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development Chairperson Rajashree Birla said other initiatives include setting up a 100-bed facility at Seven Hills Hospital in collaboration with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, activating 200 beds at hospitals in Pune, Solapur, Ujjain, Hazaribagh, Rayagada and Kharach.

The United Phosphorus Ltd has donated Rs 75 crore to the PM Cares Fund and launched other initiatives to fight the pandemic, said its CEO Jai Shroff.

“We are continuously providing PPEs for the healthcare workers, kept on stand by our educational institutions in Vapi, Gujarat, to operate as ‘quarantine centres’ when required, and deployed 200 machines to spray disinfectants at public places to contain coronavirus,” Shroff said.

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council Chairman Pramod Agrawal announced Rs 21 crore to the PM Cares Fund, in addition to Rs 50 crore committed last month towards Covid-19 initiatives.

–IANS

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