NITA AMBANI AMONG TOP PHILANTHROPISTS OF 2020
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Reliance Foundation, under Nita Ambani’s leadership, stepped up its efforts to address the health and the humanitarian crises that the nation faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In one of the first initiatives in the country, Reliance Foundation worked with local authorities in Mumbai to build a 100 bed Covid Hospital in less than two weeks in the month of March. The facility, that started taking Covid patients by end of March, was further expanded with Reliance Foundation’s support to more than 220 beds in April. In response to the fast-developing humanitarian crisis related to loss of livelihoods for millions, Reliance Foundation started a nationwide food service called Anna Seva which has served 50 million meals so far and has become the world’s largest corporate meal programme.
Reliance Foundation has also continued its multi-pronged efforts including starting online medical assistance for people, home quarantine facility for Covid patients in Mumbai, support to rural communities and food and healthcare for pets, strays and livestock animals across the country. Reliance Industries also commenced manufacturing of masks and PPEs and has contributed to the country achieving self-sufficiency in production of these critical items in the fight against the pandemic.