Bengaluru: India’s leading Content Company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) today, in line with its national level CSR drive against Covid-19, officially handed over critical healthcare equipment to the state of Karnataka, further strengthening its fight against Covid-19. In the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri B. S. Yediyurappa, the healthcare requirements were handed over to the Karnataka Government.
The Company will be utilizing the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid-19) to provide the following essentials to the state:
- Ambulances – 20 ambulances to be donated to the state.
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits – 4,000 kits donated to the state.
- Oxygen Humidifiers: 25 oxygen humidifiers donated to the state.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ZEE said, “The Karnataka Government has taken some strong steps to ensure that the health and safety of its citizens is safeguarded. ZEE is committed to provide a strong support to the state in its fight against Covid-19. We sincerely hope that the donated healthcare requirements will further enable the state to address the challenges faced due to the ongoing pandemic and strengthen its overall healthcare ecosystem.”
Shri B. S. Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka said, “The Government of Karnataka is doing everything to keep the people of the state safe and follow all precautions against Covid-19. We would like to thank Mr. Punit Goenka and ZEE for their support in this time of need towards Covid-19 response and relief.”
In its national level CSR drive towards enhancing the country’s healthcare infrastructure against Covid-19, ZEE had committed to donate 240+ ambulances, 46,000+ PPE kits & 90+ oxygen humidifiers. The donation to the state of Karnataka is in line with this national level CSR drive.
At a national level, ZEE has also financially supported over 5000 Daily Wage Earners working directly or indirectly with the Company. Further, 3400+ employees have contributed towards PM CARES Fund. The amount generated was matched by ZEE, and the collective proceeds were donated to PM CARES Fund.
As a responsible Media & Entertainment player, ZEE continues to take strong steps needed in further intensifying its fight against Covid-19.