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TikTok donates medical equipment worth Rs 100 crore to fight Coronavirus in India

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Last Updated: Apr 03, 2020, 01.54 PM IST
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Coronavirus in India: TikTok donates medical equipment worth Rs 100 crore for doctors
Coronavirus in India: TikTok donates medical equipment worth Rs 100 crore for doctors

Highlights

  • The supply includes 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits.
  • It also has 200,000 masks to protect doctors and front line medical staff.
  • TikTok is open to extending further support by way of additional donations in the coming time.
MUMBAI: TikTok, the popular short-video social networking app, has is donating medical equipment and supply worth Rs 100 crore in order to help India fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The supply includes 400,000 hazmat medical protective suits and 200,000 masks to protect doctors and front line medical staff.

In the global fight against the spread of Covid-19, doctors and supporting medical staff are the heroes at the forefront of combating this pandemic. While citizens are practicing social distancing and staying at home as a preventive measure, India's medical personnel are working tirelessly to keep all of us safe and protected. As a result, our medical doctors and health workers are the most vulnerable and exposed to the virus. At times like these, their safety is of utmost priority, TikTok said in an official post.

“The Government of India has been making concerted efforts to contain the spread of the virus and through this donation we want to contribute towards this effort. With support from the Union Ministry of Textile, this essential gear, which meets the prescribed standards and guidelines, is being handed over to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” the company said.

TikTok said that as a responsible organisation, committed to the safety and security of citizens in India, it is open to extending further support by way of additional donations in the coming time.

Last week, TikTok had launched a campaign in partnership with United Nations Development Programme asking people to stay at home. The #GharBaithoIndia campaign invited users to share ideas on how to stay safe and beat the lockdown blues.

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