Pune : After becoming the world’s third biggest private donor to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, India’s leading business tycoon and Wipro founder Azim Premji has decided to help the Maharashtra govt to tackle the coronavirus crisis.
Rolling out his new initiatives Wipro Ltd of IT czar Azim Hashim Premji has converted its IT facility in Pune into a 450-bed dedicated COVID-19 hospital.
In the first week of May, Wipro and the Maharashtra Government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to repurpose its IT facility in Pune as a COVID-19 hospital. Wipro has completed the work in about a month of signing MoU.
In early April, Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation, together committed Rs 1,125 crore towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis.
Instead of donating the amount to the PM Cares Fund, Wipro decided to help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic in different parts of the country.
But unfortunately Wipro’s contribution could not get much space in TV and print media.
In April, Pune’s renowned edupreneur PA Inamdar had converted the 9000-square feet space of the grand mosque of his Azam Campus into a quarantine facility.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the hospital through online interaction on Thursday, June 11.