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Accenture pledges $25 million for Covid relief in India

Will also work with the government to support vaccination camps.

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KERALA: Software giant Accenture has pledged $25 million (about Rs 185 crore) to support the Covid relief efforts in India. Additionally, the company will also give access to Covid vaccines for over two lakh eligible employees and their families in India. 

"Safety and well-being of our people continue to be our top priority and we are providing care, support, and access to vaccines for our eligible people in India who are facing an unprecedented challenge," Accenture said in a statement. 

The Ireland-based MNC will also provide PPE kits to frontline workers, and food and home care kits to the poor people in the nation. The company is also working closely with the government to support vaccination camps and provide local language call-centre support. 

Accenture India chairperson & senior managing director Rekha M Menon said that the company stands in solidarity with India. 

"We have made a fresh pledge of $25 million for pandemic relief efforts in addition to the ongoing investments in our people and communities. The local and global efforts include providing ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and medical kits," wrote Menon on her Linkedin page. 

A few days ago, Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India, had also announced Rs 20 crore relief package in the midst of the raging second wave of the pandemic in the country. After announcing the relief package, Hyundai Motor India said that the funds will be used to deploy resources to set up oxygen generating plants in hospitals, to aid critical patients, and help hospitals become self-sufficient in oxygen. 

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