Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela expressed concern about the prevailing situation with COVID-19 in India and thanked the United States for mobilizing aid in this time of crisis. Nadel tweeted that he was “heartbroken” by the current situation in India, adding that he was “grateful that the US government was mobilizing to help.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai also tweeted that he was “devastated” to see the deteriorating COVID crisis in India. He said Google and Google employees will help Rs. 135 crores in funding for India and UNICEF for medical supplies, community support organizations, and critical information grants.
I am devastated by the current situation in India. I am grateful that the US government is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to support mitigation efforts and support the purchase of critical oxygen devices.
– Сатя Надела (@satyanadella) April 26, 2021
Devastated to see Kovid’s deteriorating crisis in India. Google and Google employees provide funding of Rs 135 crore @GiveIndia,, @UNICEF for medical supplies, organizations supporting high-risk communities, and grants to support the dissemination of critical information.https://t.co/OHJ79iEzZH
– Sundar Pichai (undsundarpichai) April 26, 2021
IN statement, Head and Vice President of Sanjay Gupta, Google India, said funding for the technology giant will include grants from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic hand. “The first is for GiveIndia to provide financial assistance to the families most affected by the crisis to help them with their daily expenses. The second will go to UNICEF to help with emergency medical supplies, including oxygen and testing equipment, where it is most needed in India. It also includes donations from our current hiring campaign – so far, more than 900 Google employees have contributed $ 500,000 (approximately Rs. 3.7 crore) to organizations supporting high-risk and marginalized communities, ”Gupta said.
Nadela and Pichai’s tweets appeared within hours of the United States saying Will “immediately” provide the sources of raw materials needed to expand Covishield vaccine production as India continues to struggle with a daily surge of more than 300,000 cases.
On Sunday, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and confirmed this, and that his country has “identified supplies of therapeutic equipment, rapid diagnostic kits, fans and PPE suits that will (also) be provided. immediately to India “.
The United States is also “pursuing options for providing oxygen and related emergency supplies” to help India overcome the shortage that threatens the lives of thousands of COVID-positive patients and those battling other diseases.
“Just as India sent aid to the United States because our hospitals were tense at the start of the pandemic, the United States is determined to help India in times of need,” the United States said.
Meanwhile, the situation in India remains extremely critical clock 3.52 varnish new infections in the last 24 hours. Another 2,806 people lost their lives to the plague on Sunday. This is the highest one-day jump in the number of deaths. India currently has a mammoth 2.8 million active cases, even as people struggle to get beds, oxygen and ventilators in private as well as public health facilities.