& Entertainment Powerhouse ZEE
Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) today announced a national level CSR
drive towards enhancing the Country’s healthcare infrastructure, further strengthening
its fight against Covid-19.
line with its CSR Policy, approved by the Board, the Company will support state
governments & local governing bodies with critical interventions across 10
cities viz. Mumbai, Noida, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru,
Hyderabad, Kochi & Chennai.
Company will be utilizing the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against
Covid-19) to provide the following:
Ambulances – 200+ ambulances to be
donated to the municipal corporations (46 ambulances have already been donated to BMC).
Humidifiers – 50 High Flow Heated
Respiratory Humidifiers to be donated BMC.
PPE (Personal Protective
Equipment) Kits – 40,000+
kits to be donated to municipal corporations across the Nation.
Portable ICUs – 100+ ICU units to be built
with state-of-the-art tech support across the Nation.
Daily Meals – 600,000 meals to be provided
to 10,000 migrants.
With the support of
Maharashtra State Government, the Company has flagged off the National level
CSR drive against Covid-19 with Mumbai, in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra,
Shri Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, Minister for Tourism, Environment &
Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray and ZEE
Entertainment Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Punit
Goenka, by donating 46 Ambulances and 50 High Flow Heated Respiratory
Humidifiers to BMC. This support will help build capacity and enhance the
existing healthcare infrastructure in Mumbai.
The Company will approach
and work with all state governments and local governing bodies across the
Nation, to formulate an action plan that is structured on fulfilling the
immediate requirements to fight the pandemic.
and above the support towards healthcare relief, ZEE has also partnered with
Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide 600,000 daily meals which will support
10,000 migrants across the Nation for a month.
Speaking on this
announcement, Mr. Punit Goenka, Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer, ZEE said, “The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in India have been far reaching
and calamitous for vulnerable communities. It is important that we stand up
during such times and step up our efforts as responsible members of the
society. ZEE is committed to continue its strong support towards the
Government, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare
infrastructure, to save our Nation from this pandemic. We are also
significantly increasing our efforts on-ground to provide relief to migrants
across the Country. We will continue to do our best to serve the Nation in
these challenging times.”
Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray, Minister for Tourism, Environment & Protocol,
Government of Maharashtra
said, “The scale of this pandemic is
enormous, and the Government of Maharashtra is working round the clock to
enhance the modular medical facilities and support our frontline workers. Every
step ahead is a successful step towards beating the current humanitarian
crisis. We would like to thank Mr. Punit Goenka and ZEE for their support in
this time of need towards Covid-19 response and relief.”
Iqbal Singh Chahal, Commissioner, BMC added, “We are dealing with challenging times where being ahead of the virus
is key to fighting the war against Covid-19. We have implemented several path breaking innovative
measures across the city to curb the increase in number of cases and are
ramping up our medical facilities. We are glad to receive this support from ZEE
that will further strengthen our efforts while also ensuring the well-being of
the citizens. It is humbling to see organisations such as ZEE coming forward
and fighting this crisis together with us.”
Earlier, vide an official
press release issued on 7th April 2020, ZEE had announced financial
support to over 5000 Daily Wage Earners working directly or indirectly with the
Company. The Company had also encouraged all its 3400+ employees to contribute
towards PM CARES Fund. The amount generated was matched by ZEE, and the
collective proceeds were routed to PM CARES Fund.
a responsible Media & Entertainment player, ZEE continues to take strong
steps needed in further intensifying its fight against Covid-19.