COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on India and with that, many have come forward to lend a helping hand. Governments, organizations, and individuals have joined forces to help the people of India deal with this health crisis and large-scale pandemic emergencies. In this ordeal, the tech giant, Google, has also made sure to support India by providing the right tools people require to keep up to date with the latest information and research about COVID-19. The company also announced grants worth $18 million to aid emergency relief work, in April, through Google.org.
Google has played a key role in aiding the non-profit organizations working in India to get urgent help to the people in need along with strengthening public health campaigns and providing authentic health information. With a major focus on rural areas of India, Google is working towards developing workforce and healthcare infrastructure as the country is emerging from the health crisis it faced during the past months. It is also aiding ARMMAN, Apollo Medskills, PATH, and GiveIndia to develop oxygen generation plants.
With new grants worth $15 million to PATH and GiveIndia, Google.org will also be aiding in the procurement and installation of almost 80 oxygen generation plants in healthcare facilities located in rural and high-need areas. Both the organizations, PATH and GiveIndia, will collaborate to supervise the oxygen generation project. Google will aid Apollo Medskills as well to give frontline health workers specialized training in COVID-19 management.
Google has also committed to providing a $500,000 grant to the non-profit organization, ARMMAN that will provide skill development programs to 40,000 Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in 15 states of India.