Hyderabad Police has tweeted from its official handle to thank Paytm’s Founder and CEO Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma for sending across 8000 nose masks for its workforce. Paytm, India’s leading digital payments and financial services company has been sending out face masks and hygiene products across the country to ensure the safety of frontline workers fighting COVID-19. Appreciating this initiative in the tweet, Mr. Anil Kumar, IPS Officer in Hyderabad Police has conveyed a special thanks to Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Paytm is in the process of sending out 4 lakh masks and 10 lakh hygiene products to the offices of the Government of India, Army, CRPF, Police, Hospitals, Municipal bodies, and District Magistrates. These authorities would distribute them to the personnel working in the frontline to help control the outspread. Apart from Hyderabad Police, CRPF Jammu, National Human Commission Assam, and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation have also tweeted from their official handles to thank Paytm for its efforts.
The company is aiming to deliver supplies to many other states including UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh in the coming days.
Paytm has launched a host of initiatives to join the fight against novel coronavirus. It has revamped its app’s UI with ‘Stay at Home Essential Payments’. The new design has streamlined payments such as mobile & DTH recharge, electricity, water, gas, credit card, insurance premium among others which millions of Indians are now conveniently paying from their home.
When the government launched the PM-CARES fund, the company joined the noble cause by aiming to raise Rs. 500 crore with the support of its users. Also under ‘Feed My City’ initiative, Paytm is providing meals to daily wage earners in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad & Noida in association with KVN Foundation. The company is requesting fellow citizens to support these initiatives by donating through their Paytm app.