Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to support the families of the policemen martyred during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the country, Mankind Pharma has started a fund of Rs 5 crore to care for the families of these lost warriors. The company will donate Rs 3 lakh to each family of such warriors who lost their lives battling the pandemic on the frontline.
Mankind Pharma has been involved in the country’s fight against the pandemic in several ways. The company has produced affordable medicines, donated ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medicines to the states. The dedicated efforts of the police force in containing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic has been garnering respect from all quarters of society. Mankind Pharma believes that it is their duty, as a citizen and a part of the country, to appreciate the selfless sacrifice of our brave police officers. During the initial stage of the pandemic in the country, the company donated INR 51 crore to the CM Relief Fund of various states. The employees too joined the effort by contributing one day’s salary to the relief fund.
Recently, Mankind Pharma also provided Rs 1 lakh each to Rama Sahu from Odisha, Jyoti Kumari of Bihar, C. Mohan from Madurai, Akshay Kothawa from Pune and Devgania family from Vankla village, Surat who all helped the community in their own way during the pandemic
Mr. Rajeev Juneja, CEO Mankind Pharma, said, “Our police warrior has shown great bravery in fighting the unprecedented crisis without caring about their life. Being the first line of defence for us after the health workers during COVID, they are getting highly exposed to this deadly disease. Many have lost their life fighting the pandemic and protecting us. We hope with our little help, the families of these police warriors, can have some support for the future.”