CHENNAI: Cognizant Donates $10 Million
Cognizant has given $10 million to the TN Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund, charitable organisations, and NGOs, including AmeriCares India, to help the residents of Chennai, a release said. The company also committed $30 million to assist with the immediate and long-term recovery needs of its employees and business partners through grants and loans to employees and individuals who support Cognizant’s Chennai operations. It also has teams to meet the medical needs of employees.
30 POS Terminals to Withdraw Cash
HDFC Bank deployed more than 30 point-of-sale (POS) terminals across the city to enable customers to withdraw cash, a release said. These POS terminals operated in addition to the more than 70 branches and 150 ATMs in Chennai. Debit and credit cards can be used at the POS terminals. HDFC Bank will also waive off the penalty on delay in EMI and card payments for November.
Relief Camps by 5,000 Volunteers
Sevabharathi Tamilnadu, an NGO is conducting relief activities in Chennai its and neighbouring districts. Over 5,000 volunteers are engaged in relief and rescue operations and over 12 lakh food packets, water packets, milk packets, candles, bedsheets and sanitary napkins are being distributed. Volunteers from various fields are extending their help.
45 Million Litres of Water to be Disinfected
As a CSR initiative, Lakeshore Hospital, along with the Ernakulam district Collector, dispatched materials to disinfect 45 million litres of drinking water. About `10 lakh was spent for this cause. The provided materials will be used to disinfect both tanker lorries supplying drinking water, and drinking water collected in households.