Support is pouring in from all sides as India’s COVID-19 crisis spirals out of control. Users can use Twitter’s tools and resources to find critical resources, according to a recent announcement. Microsoft and Google CEOs Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai, who are both of Indian descent, have now offered assistance to the country in order to better combat the ongoing healthcare crisis. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated today that the company will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to support relief efforts and the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices. On the other hand, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated.
Pichai published a blog post detailing the company’s efforts to assist India in overcoming the crisis. The Rs 135 crore funding includes two grants from Google.org, totaling Rs 20 crores, according to a blog post signed by the company’s India head and VP, Sanjay Gupta. The first grant will go to GiveIndia, which will use it to provide cash assistance to families who have been hit hardest by the crisis in order to help them with their daily expenses. The second grant will go to UNICEF, which will assist in the delivery of critical medical supplies, such as oxygen and testing equipment, to areas in India where they are most needed. Donations from an ongoing employee giving campaign are also included in the grant. According to the blog post, more than 9 million people have viewed the video.
In a tweet, Pichai stated, “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,”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, on the other hand, has stated that the company will do its part to assist India, which is experiencing one of the country’s worst health crises. In a tweet, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated that the company will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to support relief efforts and the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices. Nadella also expressed gratitude to the US government for mobilizing resources to assist India in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis. US President Joe Biden today assured India and its people that the US would provide all necessary assistance, including medical life-saving supplies and equipment, to assist India in combating the deadly virus.
Technology and social media have proven to be extremely beneficial during these trying times. Users on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are assisting COVID patients’ friends and families who may require urgent information, leads, or assistance with hospital admissions, oxygen supplies, medicines, hospital contacts, information about bed availability, home care, ambulances, and other issues.
Google is also helping by making COVID-19 vaccine information available in English and eight other regional languages on Search. COVID-19 testing and vaccine centers can be found using apps like Google Maps by citizens across the country. Additional information, such as phone numbers and operating hours, is also available in the Maps app.