Amazon, Intel, Google Step Up to Combat India's COVID-19 Crisis
Updated May 01, 2021 04:55 am
- Global and Indian firms are flexing their industrial muscle to help the world's second biggest population battle coronavirus, coming to the rescue of a public health system buckling under the weight of surging infections and deaths.
- Amazon, Intel, and Google, as well as Indian firms Tata Sons, Reliance, and JSW Steel have pitched in with everything from airlifts of medical equipment and funding pledges to making medical oxygen. "What we need is better planning with the recognition that government's capacity is limited and therefore requires private participation," said economist Madhura Swaminathan of the Indian Statistical Institute in Bengaluru.
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