ZEE Entertainment donates ambulances, PPE kits and 80,000 daily meals to Tamil Nadu

The company will be utilising the sanctioned CSR budget for the fight against Covid2019.

MUMBAI:  Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE), in line with its national level CSR drive against Covid2019, officially handed over critical healthcare equipment to the state of Tamil Nadu, further strengthening its fight against Covid2019. In the presence of the chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami, the first batch of 18 ambulances were handed over to the Tamil Nadu government. Additionally, ZEE has donated 12,500 PPE Kits, 5,000 face shields, surgical masks, and sanitizers each to the state.

The company will be utilizing the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid2019) to provide the following essentials to the state:

Ambulances – 45 ambulances donated to the state.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits – 12,500 kits donated to the state.
Plastic Face Shields: 5,000 plastic face shields donated to the Chennai police force.
Surgical Face Masks: 5,000 surgical face masks donated to the Chennai police force.
Sanitizers: 5,000 sanitizers donated to the Chennai police force.

Over and above the support towards healthcare relief, ZEE has also partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide 80,000 daily meals which will support migrants across the city of Chennai for a month.

Speaking on this initiative, ZEE MD & CEO  Punit Goenka said, “ZEE is committed to providing strong support to the Tamil Nadu government in its fight against Covid2019, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure. We also stand together with the dedicated police force of Chennai who has been at the frontline in this fight against the pandemic.”

 In the handover ceremony presided by the CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, the government expressed its gratitude to ZEE for handing over the first set of 18 ambulances for Covid2019 relief. The CM also acknowledged the gesture from ZEE on his official twitter handle.

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

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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