- Sun Pharma has decided to donate hand sanitizers and drugs worth Rs. 25 Crores in order to combat Coronavirus scare and are creating a task force to distribute them.
According to a company release, HCS Sun Pharma Industries will donate around 25 crores worth of hydroxychloroquine (HCQS), azithromycin, other related drugs, and hand sanitizers to help India battle COVID-19.
The national COVID-19 task force has approved the prophylactic use of HCQS for populations at high risk.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is researching HCQS for use in conjunction with Azithromycin in the treatment of COVID-19, it added.
“The organization is committed to working closely with governments and other stakeholders to ensure that medicines are distributed uninterruptedly,” Sun Pharma said in a statement.
The company is setting up a task force to manage the Indian distribution of these goods, it added.
Commending all of the scientific efforts and helping fraternity in the battle against COVID-19, Sun Pharma said, “To help these front-line fighters, the company has repurposed its liquid manufacturing plant in India to manufacture high-quality hand sanitizers.”
It will be made available to healthcare professionals who represent their community and country, it added.
In a related event, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries branch of the group, Inc USA said it has donated 2,5 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine sulfate for use in the US.
The company is working to allow healthcare experts to meet the increasing patient demands for this drug as they evaluate its potential to treat COVID-19 through clinical trials, it said in a statement.
“At Sun Pharma we are committed to helping people lead healthy lives and standing united in our global fight against COVID-19,” said Abhay Gandhi, CEO of North America, Sun Pharma.
This effort comes when the world is fighting against coronavirus and a lot of other companies are doing different things to help the cause.
Recently, British consumer goods firm, Reckitt Benckiser, unveiled the RB Battle for Access Fund on Friday that will see Dettol soaps manufacturers and Harpic cleaners contribute £ 32 million globally to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, the company said in a press release.
The firm will also donate 10 million Dettol soaps in India as part of the campaign, mostly among the needy.
Globally, RB will distribute one million liters of disinfectant products such as Lizol and Harpic toilet cleaner to public health facilities and educational and community staff and will distribute 3.5 million N95 masks to health workers.
Biscuits Major Parle Products on Wednesday said it would donate three crore Parle G packets of biscuits in the next three weeks, particularly to the needy through government agencies with the country going for a 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.
The company said its manufacturing units are operating with 50 percent of the workers holding government advisories to curb the escalation of coronavirus outbreak, but it is working to ensure that there is an adequate quantity of its goods on the market.
All these things are done by these companies prove that we are united and fighting this. Let’s hope more positive news will come soon.