As the number of Coronavirus positive cases in India continue to rise, Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, has announced that the company is committing Rs 500 crore to fight against the disease. Later Tata sons too committed Rs 1,000 crore against the cause bringing the total to Rs 1,500 by Tata Group.
Ratan Tata took to twitter to share the news as he wrote, The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata Group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time.
Ratan Tata also shared an official statement from Tata Trusts, which read:
The current situation is India and and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action. The Tata Trusts and the Tata Group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any time.
In this exceptionally difficult period, I believe that urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the needs of fighting the COVID-19 crisis, which is one of the toughest challenges the human race will face.
Today the Tata Trusts continue their pledge to protect and empower all affected communities, and is committing 500 crore rupees for:
? Personal Protective Equipment for the medical personnel on the frontlines
? Respiratory systems for treating increasing cases
? Testing kits to increase per capita testing
? Setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients
? Knowledge management and training of health workers and the general public
The Tata Trusts, Tata Sons and the Tata Group companies are joined by committed local and global partners as well as the government to fight this crisis on a united public health collaboration platform, which will survive to reach out to sections that are underprivileged and deprived.
We are deeply grateful and have immense respect for every person of member organizations who have risked their life and safety to fight this pandemic.
Comedian Raju Shrivastava suffers heart attack in gym, rushed to AIIMS
Popular stand-up comedian and actor Raju Shrivastava (59) suffered a mild heart attack on Wednesday morning while working out at a gym in New Delhi. His team confirmed the same while saying, “Raju sir suffered a mild heart attack while working out. He is admitted to AIIMS, but he is doing fine. He is conscious.”
Reportedly Raju felt uncomfortable and collapsed while running on a treadmill in a South Delhi gym. He was immediately rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the capital.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tests COVID positive second time in 2 months
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday morning – for the second time in almost two months. She took to her twitter account to share the same.
Tested positive for covid (again!) today. Will be isolating at home and following all protocols.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 10, 2022
Earlier, the Congress leader had tested positive for the virus on June 3 this year when she’d written, “I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms. Following all the protocols, I have quarantined myself at home. I would request those who came in contact with me to take all necessary precautions.”
Contaminated water gushes in 400 homes as nullah overflows in Nagpur’s Besa
Residents in several parts of Nagpur woke up to flooded streets and homes after heavy rains for past few days. When we spoke to a resident named Abhiram Shroti, a resident of Besa, who’s flooded house can be seen in the pictures above, he told Nation Next, “This is not the first time we have faced this. Even in 2018 we faced a similar issue in Besa. All the contaminated water seeps in the house from a nearby nullah. Around 400 families around me are facing the same issue. We tried talking to NMC officials and collector but in vain!”