Aditya Birla Group has announced that it has donated Rs 500 crores in the PM-CARES fund to help in the fight against novel coronavirus outbreak in India.

Covid-19: Aditya Birla Group donates Rs 500 crores in PM-CARES fund (File | PTI)

Aditya Birla Group on Friday announced that it has donated Rs 500 crores in the PM-CARES fund to help in the fight against novel coronavirus outbreak in India.

“Aditya Birla Group contributes Rs 500 crores towards Covid-19 relief measures. Multi-pronged response to counter the #COVID2019 pandemic,” the company’s official Twitter handle said.

The contribution was acknowledged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the social media platform. “Thank you
@AdityaBirlaGrp and Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla for contributing to PM-CARES. No stone is being left unturned to fight COVID-19. This contribution will have a positive impact on many Indians. #IndiaFightsCorona,” the prime minister said in a post.

The company, in a release, also said that it has issued Rs 50 crores grant to FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence for Covid relief measures. The company said that it was working with the governments to earmark hospital beds in various cities for Covid-19 patients. It said that the company has production of 1 million triple-layer surgical masks and 1 lakh coverall garments with the support of the Textiles Ministry.

According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) as on 9 pm on Friday, India has a total 2,653 confirmed positive Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, the death toll in the country reached 71.

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