MetLife Foundation has donated $1.2 million to support Covid disaster relief efforts and alleviate strains on India’s healthcare system in light of the ongoing pressures on healthcare, frontline workers, individuals, and families.
The donation of MetLife Foundation will be routed through non-profit organizations that work closely with central and local governments, including Habitat for Humanity, the American India Foundation, the Healing Fields Foundation, and Trickle up.
The Disaster relief funds for Covid will support the deployment of approximately 600 beds, medical equipment, and other supplies such as oxygen concentrators and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits through Habitat for Humanity in four critical states: Delhi, Maharashtra (Mumbai and Wasim), Karnataka (Bangalore), and Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow and Varanasi).
Through its partnership with the American India Foundation and other donors, the organization is providing 30,000 free portable ventilators to multiple states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Delhi.
Through Healing Fields Foundation, teleconsultation assistance, food supplies, medicines, and other home isolation and management support will be provided to 500 villages in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand, covering a population of 625,000 people.
Additionally, Trickle Up will provide critical food supplies and healthcare awareness to over 1,000 of the most vulnerable families in rural Odisha.