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

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

Says Upasana Kamineni Konidela, Vice-Chairperson CSR, Apollo Hospitals Foundation, “The effects of the pandemic are going to leave a lasting impact on all sects of society. We need to provide strength, support & positivity to help the needy power through the next 2 years.

“Generosity is defined not just by parting with wealth but by empowering people, teaching them skills, being there for them, providing emotional support & guiding them through these tough times. “

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. Here’s a snapshot in numbers, of their efforts till 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,’ a 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 Clincs 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 done free of cost by Apollo Tele Health

Says Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Founder 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 till the mission is complete.”

Updated on September 10, 2020