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ZEE Entertainment donates 10 ambulances, PPE Kits to Andhra Pradesh

Company intensifies its fight against Covid2019 by donating critical healthcare requirements to mo

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MUMBAI: In line with its national level CSR drive against Covid2019, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has donated a fleet of ambulances and 4,000 PPE kits to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The state’s minister of transport and I&PR Perni Venkataramayya, APIIC chairman R.K. Roja, YSR Arogya Sri Health trust CEO Mallikarjuna, YSR Arogya Sri Health Trust additional CEO B. Rajasekhar Reddy were present when the fleet of ambulances and protective equipment were handed over.

ZEE managing director and chief executive officer Punit Goenka said the company was committed to provide strong support to the Andhra Pradesh government in its fight against Covid2019, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure. “We sincerely hope that the donated healthcare requirements will further enable the state to address the challenges faced due to the ongoing pandemic and strengthen its overall healthcare ecosystem," he added.

Venkataramayya appreciated Zee’s move to help the state by providing much-needed ambulances and PPE. “Also, I’m happy to know Punit Goenka and ZEE have helped other states in India as well with such contributions in strengthening their fight against COVID2019.”

In its national level CSR drive towards enhancing the country’s healthcare infrastructure against Covid2019, ZEE had committed to donate 240+ ambulances, 46,000+ PPE kits, 90+ oxygen humidifiers and 6,00,000 daily meals. The donation to the state of Andhra Pradesh is in line with this CSR initiative.

At a national level, ZEE has also financially supported over 5000 daily wage earners working directly or indirectly with the company. Further, 3400+ employees have contributed towards PM Cares Fund. The amount generated was matched by ZEE, and the collective proceeds were donated to PM Cares Fund.

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