In her first address to Reliance Industries' 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 15 July, which happened virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic, Reliance Foundation Founder and Chairperson Nita Ambani promised unconditional support in COVID-19 fight.
Ambani said that the Reliance Foundation is coming together with the government and local bodies for ensuring mega-scale COVID-19 testing across India.
“The war against coronavirus is far from over. Reliance Foundation is gearing up to partner with the government and local municipalities for rapid mega-scale COVID testing across India with the help of Jio's digital infrastructure,” ANI quoted her as saying.
She also assured nationwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccine when it is found.
"“I can assure you that as soon as a corona vaccine becomes available, we will volunteer by using the same digital distribution and supply chain to ensure that the vaccine reaches every nook and corner of our country.”" - Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation
She also said that Reliance and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) established India's first 100-bed exclusive COVID-19 Hospital in Mumbai within a record time of two weeks.
“The organisation produces one lakh N-95 facemasks and personal protective equipment (PPE) daily for health-workers and care-givers. The PPE produced is of one-third the price of imported PPE,” she added.
It is in the same meeting that where Mukesh Ambani announced that Google will be a strategic partner in Jio Platforms.
Under the strategic partnership, Google will invest Rs 33,737 crore for a 7.7 percent stake in Jio Platforms, the Reliance Industries head said at the firm's AGM.
(With inputs from ANI)
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