Technology giant Samsung is helping India’s fight against Covid-19, having today (4th May) pledged a $5m donation that will support both central and state governments, and boost healthcare sectors with essential oxygen equipment for hospitals.

Announcing its efforts in a recent statement, the company said decisions have been taken after due consultations with various stakeholders in India and assessing the immediate needs of local administrations.

It is thought the $2m worth of medical supplies, including 100 oxygen concentrators, 3,000 oxygen cylinders and one million LDS syringes, will be donated through the effort. Such supplies will be offered to the states of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 

On top of this, as part of its people initiative, Samsung will cover the vaccination costs for over 50,000 eligible employees and beneficiaries in India, with an aim to safeguard their lives, as vaccine doses become available.

“Samsung salutes all professionals working tirelessly on the frontline of this battle. The Samsung family, which includes our employees across India and our partners and their employees, stand together in this battle against Covid-19,” the company said in a statement.