Chinese video-sharing social networking platform TikTok has announced that the company will be donating Rs 100 crore towards procurement of medical equipments in India during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a statement on April 1, the company said that it will be donating 4 lakh hazmat medical protective suits and masks to tackle the Coronavirus disease outbreak in India.
“Keeping the safety of India’s medical personnel in mind, TikTok is donating 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and masks – as an important safety measure. The Government of India has been making concerted efforts to contain the spread of the virus and through this donation we want to contribute towards this effort. With support from the Union Ministry of Textile, this essential gear, which meets the prescribed standards and guidelines, is being handed over to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India,” a statement from the company said.
“Additionally, our contribution also covers local/state level medical workers, as we have donated 2 lakh masks, to Delhi and Maharashtra Government,” the statement further added.