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Zoho Corp donates Rs 5 Cr to TN CM relief fund to tackle COVID-19

Global technology firm ZohoCorporation has contributed Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to combat COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu. It has also helped hospitals in the state by providing oxygen, beds, and other medical equipment worth Rs 13 crore.

The Chennai-based company on Thursday said it has set up an isolation care facility at its Estancia campus here for employees and their families, and was running community kitchens to cater to people in villages near Chennai.

“Zoho is providing oxygen supplies and medical equipment worth Rs 13 crore, to various public and private hospitals across the state. Distribution of 700 oxygen concentrators is underway for government hospitals and corporation healthcare centres,” it said in a statement.

Sridhar Vembu, Founder, Zoho Corp. The company believes there is a huge market for SaaS in India

Under the community kitchen initiative, Zoho said it serves nearly 30,000 meals a day across Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, and also in Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, and Gudalur (Theni).

“There are plans to scale it up to one lakh meals a day and expand the initiative to Namakkal, Coimbatore, and Salem,” it said.

The temporary health care facility at Estancia is equipped with 30 beds to provide basic assistance to relatively mild cases of COVID-19 among Zoho employees and their families.

Zoho is also supporting various NGOs engaged in the distribution of ‘provision kits’ to Tier II and Tier III towns.

As many as 2,000 provision kits were distributed and there are plans to add another 12,000, the company said.

The company also co-hosted a free vaccination drive in Madurai along with some NGOs.

As and when there will be an adequate supply of vaccines, the company plans to organise vaccination camps for employees and locals in other areas, the statement added.

Founded in 1996, Zoho Corporation is a SaaS major that has created three brands: Zoho, ManageEngine, and WebNMS.

(Disclaimer: Additional background information has been added to this PTI copy for context)

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