Reliance Industries announces measures to fight against Covid-19


Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani and his company Reliance Industries on Monday announced a slew of measures to fight against Covid-19, which include medical help through its hospital, healthcare facilities using the Jio platform, and providing free fuel for all emergency service vehicles.

In a short time-span of just two weeks, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up a dedicated 100 bedded centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for Covid-19.

This first-of-its-kind-in-India centre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross contamination and helps control infection, said a statement.

All beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, bio medical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machine and patient monitoring devices.

Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, a world-class healthcare institution in Mumbai, has also offered to set up special medical facilities to quarantine travellers from notified countries and suspected cases identified through contact tracing.

This will quickly augment additional facilities for isolation and treatment of infected patients.

Reliance Foundation will provide free meals to people across various cities in partnership with NGOs to offer necessary livelihood relief in the current crisis situation.

Reliance Life Sciences is importing additional test kits and consumables for effective testing. Our doctors and researchers are also working overtime to find a cure for this deadly virus.

RIL is enhancing its production capacities to produce 100,000 face-masks per day and a large number of personal protective equipments (PPEs), such as suits and garments, for the nation’s health-workers to equip them further to fight the coronavirus challenge.

“Jio is combining its digital capabilities with Microsoft Teams, the unified communication and collaboration hub for teamwork in Office 365, to enable individuals, students, educational and healthcare institutions to continue their professional lives while still practicing social distancing,” the statement said.

The company said it will use the Jio platform for healthcare and learning from home.

Jio will provide basic JioFiber broadband connectivity, wherever it is geographically feasible, without any service charges, for this period.

For all existing JioFiber subscribers, Jio will provide double data across all plans, the statement said.