TikTok to donate 4 Lakh safety suits to Indian healthcare workers
Category: #health  By Pankaj Singh  Date: 2020-04-03
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TikTok to donate 4 Lakh safety suits to Indian healthcare workers

Amidst lowering availability of medical equipment and safety gear in India during the current COVID-19 crisis, Chinese video-sharing company, TikTok has made a generous gesture by announcing that it will donate about 4 lakh protective hazmat suits in India.

Apparently, TikTok is planning to donate hazmat suits worth Rs 100 crore to all healthcare workers and medical practitioners that are leading the frontline against COVID-19. The initial batch of 20,675 gears are claimed to have arrived on 1st April and the second batch consisting of 1,80,375 gears is expected to be in India before Saturday.

As for the remaining 2,00,000 suits, they are expected to be available for the local authorities within the next few weeks.

Reliable sources cite that TikTok Head, Nikhil Gandhi has written a letter to the Union Minister of Textile, Smriti Irani, thanking the ministry for efficiently sourcing, delivery and logistics of the hazmat suits.

Currently, India is going through an acute shortage of safety equipment and gears for healthcare employees. In fact, doctors are threatening to go on protest due to the scarcity of personal protective equipment (PPE) like specialized gloves, coveralls, masks, goggles, etc.

TikTok, which currently is the most trending video-sharing app with over 250 million users in India, recently revealed that it has launched several campaigns across the nation to raise awareness about the safety measures required to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Commenting on the effects of this recent health crisis, TikTok said that the company is certain that India would successfully fight through this epidemic together under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

For the record, India is presently under a nationwide lockdown since March 24 in order to limit the spread of deadly coronavirus. So far, the virus has taken a toll on around 56 lives and affected more than 2000 people in India.

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