France-headquartered IT major Capgemini committed Rs 50 crore to augment the medical infrastructure efforts of the central and state governments in India towards fighting the second wave of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This fund will be used to build Covid-care ICU facilities, oxygen generation plants, other long-term medical infrastructure and for relief operations.
As part of this effort, Capgemini is in discussions with various State governments to set up healthcare facilities across those cities where Capgemini has its presence. This contribution will be in addition to the Capgemini CSR statutory fund in India.
“India is at the heart of what we do in Capgemini, and the health and safety of our employees and the communities we live in, remains our top priority. This second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has been particularly challenging, and we want to ensure all our support to fight this pandemic and come out stronger. At this critical time, we are committed to accelerate medical assistance in India through the Capgemini Social Response Unit. This fund will help to enhance the efforts of the Central and State authorities in building long-term medical infrastructure in India,” said Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini.
“As we continue to support our colleagues, we are also striving to extend help to the communities we live in by providing access to critical care, which is required immediately for the fight against Covid-19 as well as medical needs in the coming years,” said Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India.
During 2020, in line with Capgemini’s social commitment, Capgemini’s Social Response Unit (SRU) provided 65 fully equipped ICU beds to three BMC hospitals in Mumbai, as well as 100 oxygen concentrators and 65 high flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) to 15 government hospitals across Bengaluru. These ICU beds, which are fully equipped with ventilators, ECG monitors, and other critical ICU patient-monitoring devices, are currently being used to treat patients critically affected by Covid-19.