Madurai: In the backdrop of rising number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, HCL has provided safety equipment to police personnel and sanitary workers in the state in order to help them protect themselves from the highly contagious virus as they continue to provide essential services during the pandemic. HCL’s contributions include 340,000 nos of 3-Ply Masks, 66,500 N-95 masks, 19,000 PPE kits and 12,750 litres of sanitizer. The safety gear provided by the global conglomerate also includes 130,000 gloves, 27,000 face shields, gum boots and battery-operated sprayers.
HCL has contributed the safety equipment to Tamil Nadu police through the office of the Director General of Police, office of Chennai Police Commissioner, office of Madurai City Police Commissioner (ADGP) and the office of Superintendent of Police, Madurai. A substantial part of the overall contribution including 20,000 N-95 masks, 20,000 rubber gloves, 2,300 gumboots and 4,500 PPE kits have been provided to the sanitary workers of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
Speaking about the contribution Ms Nidhi Pundhir, Director HCL Foundation said, “While the world faces unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our frontline workers including police personnel and sanitary staff risk infection everyday as they work towards providing critical services in these difficult times. At HCL, we consider it our duty to take whatever steps we can to strengthen our response to the pandemic while ensuring the safety of our frontline workers. We have therefore, contributed a variety of safety gear to the various police departments in the State and also to the Greater Chennai Corporation.”