Samsung India has donated 14,000 medical kits, 24 oxygen concentrators, and 150 oxygen cylinders to Karnataka in support of the state’s ongoing fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.
Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B), the company’s largest R&D center outside of Korea, has partnered with Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust (SRST) to donate Medical Kits to the Government of Karnataka as part of this support. The Government of Karnataka has prescribed these medical kits for use by Covid patients undergoing home isolation.
SRI-B has donated 14 oxygen concentrators to charitable hospitals assisting with the relief effort for Covid-19. These Oxygen Concentrators, which were flown in from South Korea, will be used by patients from the most vulnerable segments of society. Additional ten oxygen concentrators were handed over to the Karnataka government.
Along with the aid to Karnataka, Samsung previously pledged USD 5 million (INR 37 crores) to India’s fight against Covid-19, including donations to the central and state governments and bolstering the healthcare sector with essential medical equipment for hospitals, including 100 oxygen concentrators, 3,000 oxygen cylinders, and one million LDS syringes.
Samsung places a premium on employee health, safety, and well-being. Samsung has also announced as part of its people’s initiative that it will cover vaccination costs for over 50,000 eligible employees and beneficiaries in India.
SRI-B has extended end-to-end Covid care to its employees, including telemedicine consultations with physicians, RT-PCR tests, home packages with remote medical care, food and medical kits for people living alone, paid time off for recovery, ambulance on call, and a Covid Care Center for isolation and hospitalization, as needed.