Google Donates Rs 135 Cr More For Rural India: Oxygen Plants, Training For Healthcare Workers Planned
Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai has now announced that a grant of Rs. 113 crore has been offered to India.
This is in addition to the amount Rs. 135 crore that was previously announced by Google in April.
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Google CEO, Sundar Pichai Announces Rs. 113 crore Grant For India
This grant of Rs. 113 crore has been offered by Google’s philanthropic arm in order to build oxygen generation plants and train healthcare workers in rural India, as confirmed by the company’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai.
In April, Google announced a grant of Rs. 135 crores that were offered in order to expand the reach of public health information campaigns and supporting emergency relief work.
As per Pichai’s tweet, “Our hearts go out to those in India impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and we continue to look for ways to help. Today @Googleorg will provide an additional $15.5 million to build oxygen generation plants and train healthcare workers in rural India.”
Sanjay Gupta, country head and vice president for Google India, has said that the tech giant will now be focusing on helping the healthcare infrastructure and workforce of India get stronger, especially in rural areas.
In a blog post, he has stated, “The two organizations will work together to oversee the oxygen program, providing project management support.”
Google To Offer New Grants To Two Non-profits: GiveIndia and PATH.
As per reports, Google will also offer support for the procurement and installation of around 80 oxygen generation plants in healthcare facilities in high-need and rural locations. This will be done with new grants to two non-profits – GiveIndia and PATH.
As per reports, a grant of Rs. 109 crore ($15 Million) will be offered to GiveIndia and PATH. these organizations will be responsible for managing the oxygen program, wherein 80 oxygen will be installed in the aforementioned high need and rural locations. Google will also be offering Rs. 3.6 crores ($500,000) to ARMMAN, a non-profit organization. It will also run upskilling programs for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs).
Additionally, 1,80,000 ASHA workers and 40,000 ANMs will be trained in 15 states under this project. Google also plans to invest in Apollo Medskills so that they can provide specialized training in COVID management to 20,000 frontline workers.