March 23rd, 2020: The outbreak of COVID 19 in India has surely taken its toll on the citizens. As the government is doing whatever is in its power to control the outspread of the virus, various corporate and economic sectors are also joining hands to help in whichever way they can. With the hotel industry, food chains, private hospitals, and the IT industry taking the necessary steps to reduce the impact, the war between Corporate vs Covid-19 is on. Read on to know how various sectors of the corporate are putting a leash on this deadly virus.
The corporate sector is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that its employees and the citizens of the country are far away from any threats of the virus. Be it ensuring the sanitization or helping out the medical centers, there are various steps the industries in the corporate sector are taking.
—To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators.
—At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities. (3/5)
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 22, 2020
Leading by example, Anand Mahindra has turned his resorts into medical care units. With an increasing number of cases with each passing day, a rise in the number of temporary medical units is the need of the hour. Mahindra also pointed out that there is a growing requirement of ventilators and the Group will immediately start researching how they can produce more ventilators in their manufacturing plants.
2. Food Chains
Domino’s introduces Zero Contact Delivery, in this our Safe Delivery Experts will deliver hot and fresh Domino’s Pizza without coming in contact with you.
In addition, all our Safe Delivery Experts are company employees, and their temperature is checked and recorded every day. pic.twitter.com/8AjnsM6hEs
— Domino’s Pizza India (@dominos_india) March 18, 2020
With the rise of the virus, more and more public is getting concerned about hygiene and sanitization. In this light, various fast-food chains such as Dominos, McDonald’s and KFC have started with the Zero Contact Delivery system. This means that the contact between the delivery executives and the final customers would be minimal. Moreover, these chains have further increased safety measurements in their respective kitchens in the fight of corporate vs COVID-19.
3. IT Industries
A message from Azim Premji, Chairman, Azim Premji Foundation:
‘I urge all of you to stay safe. And listen to the experts and cooperate with the government’s efforts. We are together in this crisis. Take care of yourself, families and friends, and those around you!’#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/K9ftvCxayY
— Wipro Limited (@Wipro) March 22, 2020
In order to keep their employees from commuting till the workplace and at the same time reducing the crowds on the streets of the country, the IT industry is practicing work from home for at least two weeks or till the situation gets under control. Before the employees were asked to work from their respective residences, the offices had undertaken precautionary measures such as providing sanitizers at the entry gates and thermal screening of every employee.
4. Private Hospitals
In Maharashtra, private hospitals are stepping up to help increase the number and quality of health care in the country. A total of 10 private hospitals will be now converted into coronavirus testing laboratories and diagnostic centers in the capital city of Maharashtra, Mumbai. Hospitals and laboratories including HM Reliance Hospital, Reliance Life Sciences, SRL, Breach Candy Hospital, and more have already been approached and are keen to assist the government in this sector.
Various owners of small and medium enterprises are also some of the unsung heroes as the country battles against the virus. Throughout the outbreak, they have been keeping their stores open to ensure that the citizens going through COVID 19 don’t face any shortage of groceries, supplies, or generic medicines. This has helped in avoiding chaos on a much bigger scale, unlike other major countries.
COVID 19 might be slowly roping up the individuals in this country but is also uniting them. This battle of Corporate vs COVID-19 has definitely brought the citizens together to fight. Be it the privately owned hospitals or the big names of the hotel industry, each one of them is lending their hands to stay away from the worst-case scenarios. While they do their job, it is better that we do ours. Stay home, stay clean, stay safe!
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