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Azim Premji foundation, Wipro commit Rs 1,125 crore to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro and Wipro Enterprises together have committed an aid of Rs 1125 crore for tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak

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Last Updated: Apr 02, 2020, 09.56 AM IST
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Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125 cr to tackle coronavirus crisis
Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation commit Rs 1,125 cr to tackle coronavirus crisis
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BENGALURU: Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro and Wipro Enterprises together have committed an aid of Rs 1125 crore for tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak

These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged section of our society, said a statement from Wipro and Azim Premji foundation.

The foundation has already set up a district response plan for Covid-19, with the help of its partners

Of the Rs 1125 crore, Wipro’s commitment is Rs 100 crore. While Wipro Enterprises has committed Rs 25 crore; the Azim Premji Foundation is giving Rs 1000 crore. These sums are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spends of the Azim Premji Foundation.

Wipro said it would facilitate a comprehensive on-the-ground response in specific geographies, focused on immediate humanitarian aid, scaling up healthcare facilities including containing the coronavirus outbreak and treating the affected ones.

“These responses will be carefully coordinated with relevant government institutions and would be executed by the Azim Premji Foundation’s 1600-person team, in collaboration with many of its more than 350-people strong civil society partners across the country. These efforts will fully leverage the technology expertise, sourcing systems, infrastructure, and distribution reach of Wipro,” said the company.
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