Google CEO Pichai, Satya Nadella extend help as India suffers second wave of Covid

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New Delhi (NVI): Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his Microsoft counterpart Satya Nadella today said that they will extend help to India in fight against the recent Covid surge, as the Microsoft chief said he was “heartbroken” by the current Covid situation in the country.

Taking to Twitter, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that he was devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India, adding that his company and employees are providing Rs 135 crore funding to GiveIndia and UNICEF.

“Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore in funding to @GiveIndia, @UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information,” Pichai said in a tweet.

Satya Nadella of Microsoft also voiced similiar concerns and said that he was grateful the US government is mobilizing to help.

“I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the U.S. government is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” the Microsoft CEO tweeted.

Notably, the extension of help by Microsoft and Google CEO- both from Indian origin- comes after the US said it will immediately deploy supplies and other assistance to India, according to White House, following a telephonic conversation between the National Security Advisers of two countries- NSA Ajit Doval and US NSA Jake Sullivan.

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have assured help to India with all the necessary material support.

Apart from the US, UK, Germany, EU, Japan and France have also assured support to India in dealing with the crisis as it suffers from shortage of oxygen and beds for critical Covid patients.