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The Apollo Foundation – Fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic with Competence, Care & Compassion

India, Sep 2020: The Apollo Foundation, an organization established with a mission to create meaningful interactions with people across the country and help enhance their quality of life in every way possible, has been working tirelessly through the Covid-19 pandemic to bring relief and aid to stricken segments of society pan-India.

Says Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Vice-Chairperson CSR of Apollo Foundation, “the effects of the pandemic are going to leave a lasting impact on all sectors of society. We need to provide strength, support, and positivity to help the needy power through the next two years.”

Here’s a snapshot in numbers, of their efforts to date:

  • Women Empowerment Program

Through the Apollo Foundation’s Aragonda Vikas Trust Skill Center, regular salaries, additional bonus amounts, and daily food has been provided to women working at the Center, as well as their families, from the onset of the pandemic till date

  • Over 2 lakh face masks and counting

Have been produced by the women of the Aragonda Vikas Trust Skill Center, thereby instilling the practice of social distancing and personal hygiene measures

  • 60,000 face masks

Were gifted to Government officials and frontline workers of Thavanampalle Mandal, in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh

  • 1238 PPE Kits

Were stitched by the women of the Aragonda Vikas Trust Skill Center, for the Government of Andhra Pradesh

  • Widespread Care

The Apollo Foundation has been providing medical care along with ration kits consisting of groceries and vegetables regularly to the inhabitants of 47 villages around Aragonda

  • 3000 face masks

Have been provided to District Rural Development Agency staff in Aragonda Mandal

  • Apollo – WWF India

Via its efforts towards the World Wildlife Fund in India, the Apollo Foundation has provided ration kits consisting of groceries and other essentials to 500 tribal Chenchu families and forest guards in the Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve and the Ambrabad Tiger Reserve of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

  • 3000 COVID Relief Supporters

Involved in the distribution of food were given health kits consisting of groceries and essentials

  • 3009 Bed Days

Offered via ‘Project Stay,’ free service for patients who require isolation in the Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore regions

  • Covid-19 Safety Manual

Researched extensively by experts to help organizations and employees get back to work

  • 7397 Reusable Face Masks for Over 123 Old Age Homes

Were supplied to the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation for over 123 old age homes in five states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, and Delhi)

  • 174,000 Zinc Tablets

Along with ongoing regular medication for 138 old age homes across Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Delhi, to help boost immunity

  • Over 30,000 Apollo Pharmacy Employees

Working tirelessly to ensure timely delivery of medicines and availability of stock for patients

  • Over 90,000 Tests by 1000 Medican Paramedics

From Apollo, Clinics are testing patients for Covid-19 in a timely and efficient manner

  • 500 Beds Exclusively for Covid-19 Treatment with over 10,000 Paramedical Staff

Across Apollo Hospitals nationwide have healed over 30,000 patients till date and will continue to serve tirelessly

  • 7 Apollo Hospitals

Are providing free services and have covered over 17,500 patients during the pandemic

–       100,000 medical practitioners trained on using ventilators

–       15 million free health risk scans with 24/7 support of call center doctors

–       1 million teleconsults did free of cost by Apollo TeleHealth

Says Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, “we are fighting a war not just for this generation but also for the generations to come. Apollo Hospitals was built to keep this nation healthy and in this hour of need, the Group is all set to step-up, sacrifice, and not rest until the mission is complete.”

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