With a coalition of multinational companies, Punit Renjen, the Global CEO of Deloitte announced on a LinkedIn post that more than forty CEOs of multinational companies have come together to help India fight against the second wave.
Renjen stated, “The images from my homeland have pained us all. My thoughts are for my mother and family in Haryana and my professional family of over 50,000 Deloitte India colleagues, many of whom have been impacted by the pandemic’s frightening spiral. The way to fight it is to respond together against a virus that doesn’t discriminate against anyone. This is a global crisis and we know that nobody is safe till everyone is safe.”
“I’ve spent the weekend working with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, the U.S.-India Business Council, the Business Roundtable and India’s Ambassador to the US to mobilize resources. More than forty CEOs of multinational companies came together this weekend to focus on immediate needs like oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and generators, home monitoring kits and critical medicines,” Renjen added.
According to sources, “It is a collective initiative of the U.S.-India Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S.-India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Business Roundtable.”
The initiative will focus on immediate needs like oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and generators, home monitoring kits and critical medicines for India. The CEO mentioned that he has already arranged about 1,000 oxygen concentrators and an additional 11,000 are being sourced from fellow CEO colleagues.
Renjen stated, “We are all very encouraged by the commitment of the US government and I and my CEO colleagues will spend the coming days advocating for further support from both government and the private sector. I hope that the 1,000 oxygen concentrators provided by Deloitte today and an additional 11,000 being sourced by the end of this week from my fellow CEO colleagues, will help the wider international effort to assist the people of India. India will prevail.”