Satya Nadella is “heartbroken”, Sundar Pichai is “Devastated”. The CEOs of Microsoft and Google promised to help in India’s rescue efforts.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela expressed concern about the current COVID-19 situation in India and thanked the United States for mobilizing help in times of crisis. Nadella said on Twitter that she was “sad” about the current situation in India, adding that she “thanked the US government for mobilizing to help.”
I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the U.S. government is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices.
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) April 26, 2021
Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Sundar Pichai) also tweeted that he is “frustrated” by the deterioration of the COVID crisis in India. Said Google and Googlers will help Rs. Provided £ 1.35 billion to India and UNICEF to provide medical supplies, support community organizations, and award grants to help provide critical information. Critical oxygen concentration equipment “.
Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore in funding to @GiveIndia, @UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.https://t.co/OHJ79iEzZH
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 26, 2021
Sanjay Gupta, director and vice president of Google India, said in a statement that the technology giant’s funding will include a grant from the Google charity Google.org. “The first is to provide cash assistance to India to help families most affected by the crisis meet their daily expenses.
The second project will be handed over to UNICEF to help deliver emergency medical supplies, including oxygen and test kits.”. Sent to India, where it is needed most, Gupta said: “So far, more than 900 Google employees have donated $ 500,000 (approximately Rs 3.7 million) to organizations supporting marginalized and high-risk communities. “The United States said that as India continues to fight the increase of more than 300,000 cases a day, it will” immediately “provide the raw material sources needed to expand Covishield vaccine production.
US President Biden assured India that he would provide assistance to the United States, saying the country was “determined” to provide assistance. On Sunday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (Jake Sullivan) spoke with Indian President Ajit Doval (Ajit Doval) and confirmed that this also shows that India has “identified therapeutic supplies, rapid diagnostic test kits “.
Ventilators and PPE suits, these (will also be provided to India immediately) The United States is also “urgently seeking options to provide oxygen and related supplies” to help India overcome the shortage that has put thousands of patients at risk. with positive COVID and the lives of those fighting other diseases.
At the same time, the situation in India remains extremely serious, with 352,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. In addition, 2,806 people died. On Sunday he was infected. This is the highest number of deaths in a single day in history. Despite efforts to obtain beds, oxygen supplies, and ventilators in private and government medical institutions, there are still 2.8 million active cases in India.