UnitedHealth Group, through the United Health Foundation, is donating $1 million (Rs 7.4 crores) in response to the growing coronavirus crisis in India, which is experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency with record-breaking surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
This donation extends the company’s global commitment to fighting COVID-19, including a previous donation of $1.5 million (Rs 11 crores) to India.
The contribution will fund the procurement of 2,500 oxygen concentrators to help address India’s nationwide shortage of oxygen as well as other critical medical equipment essential for treating severe COVID-19 infections.
The grant will be made through the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and its affiliate foundation, the US-India Friendship Alliance. The oxygen concentrators will be delivered to NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s planning arm, to ensure they are deployed to state hospitals where the need is significant.