365telugu.com,online news,17th August 2020, Hyderabad: Media & Entertainment Powerhouse ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) today, in line with its national level CSR drive against Covid-19, officially handed over 20 Ambulances and 4000 PPE kits to the state of Telangana in the presence of Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, further strengthening its fight against Covid-19.Over and above the support towards healthcare relief, the Company is providing 1,50,000 daily meals to migrants and daily wage earners across the state, leveraging its partnership with Akshaya Patra Foundation. The Company has utilized the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid-19) to provide the following essentials to the state of Telangana:
· Ambulances – 20 ambulances donated to the state.
· PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits – 4,000 kits donated to the state.
· Daily Meals – 1,50,000 daily meals provided to migrants and daily wage earners.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Punit Goenka, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ZEE said, “ZEE is committed to provide a strong support to the Telangana Government in its fight against Covid-19, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure. 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.”
Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of MA&UD, Industries and IT&C said, “The Government of Telangana has strengthened the health infrastructure on a wide scale during this pandemic and is working to ensure health and safety of all citizens in the state. 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 & 6,00,000 Daily Meals. The donation to the state of Telangana 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.