Chennai: India’s leading Content Company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) today, in line with its national level CSR drive against Covid-19, officially handed over critical healthcare equipment to the state of Tamil Nadu, further strengthening its fight against Covid-19. In the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami, the first batch of 18 ambulances were handed over to the Tamil Nadu Government. Additionally, ZEE has donated 12,500 PPE Kits, 5,000 Face Shields, Surgical Masks & Sanitizers each, to the state.
The Company will be utilizing the sanctioned CSR budget (for the fight against Covid-19) to provide the following essentials to the state:
· Ambulances – 45 ambulances donated to the state.
· PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits – 12,500 kits donated to the state.
· Plastic Face Shields: 5,000 Plastic Face Shields donated to the Chennai Police Force.
· Surgical Face Masks: 5,000 Surgical Face Masks donated to the Chennai Police Force.
· Sanitizers: 5,000 Sanitizers donated to the Chennai Police Force.
Over and above the support towards healthcare relief, ZEE has also partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide 80,000 daily meals which will support migrants across the city of Chennai for a month.
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 Tamil Nadu Government in its fight against C0vid-19, with a key focus on strengthening the overall healthcare infrastructure. We also stand together with the dedicated police force of Chennai who have been at the frontline in this fight against the pandemic.”
In the handover ceremony presided by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami, the government expressed its gratitude to ZEE for handing over the 1st set of 18 ambulances for Covid-19 relief. The Hon’ble Chief Minister also acknowledged the gesture from ZEE on his official twitter handle.
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 Tamil Nadu 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.