Ericsson Friday, IIHS share Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits in Tamil Nadu

Swedish telecoms gear producer Ericsson Friday held hands with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), to together distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to more than 4,000 sterilization laborers in Tamil Nadu.

It is likewise upheld by the Government with The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Program (TNUSSP) group. The PPE kits incorporate face covers, nitrile gloves, headbands, wristbands, and disinfectant cleanser.

This activity will likewise lay accentuation on the production of correspondence material to empower viable utilization of the PPE kits alongside mindfulness, said Ericsson. The activity will likewise in a roundabout way advantage 1 million individuals who are served by in excess of 4,000 disinfection laborers and is required to be finished by 14 January 2021.

“Considering the importance of sanitation workers, Ericsson India Global Service Pvt. Ltd in coordination with Indian Institute of Human Settlements is providing the Personal Protective Equipment, which should be utilized regularly by the sanitation workers. This would ensure the safety of sanitation workers and also others,” said Uma Maheshwari Ramachandran, Joint Director (Admin), Directorate of Town Panchayats, IIHS.

“Sanitation workers have been at the frontline in the battle against the pandemic and are among the most vulnerable to contact COVID-19 from discarded waste. By financially supporting this initiative as part of our ongoing CSR program, we hope to help improve safeguards to their health,” said Amitabh Ray, Managing Director, Ericsson Global Services.

“Through this collaboration with Ericsson and support from the Government, we aim to improve the safety standards for sanitation workers in Tamil Nadu and also hope other states can emulate this initiative to benefit frontline workers, especially in these crucial times,” Aromar Revi, Director, IIHS, concluded.

Moreover, around 1000 people including experts from the sterilization and advancement areas, scholastics, government authorities, and NGOs are a piece of this activity in different limits.

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