Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Googles’s Sundar Pichai are giving aid to India as the country fights Covid cases.
The Indian CEO’s said in statements on Monday to help overcome a critical shortage of oxygen, deploy corporate resources and provide technical expertise as the nation continues to set world records for daily deaths due to coronavirus.
“I am devastated by the ongoing situation in India,” Nadella posted on Twitter.
“I’m thankful the US government is mustering to help. Microsoft will continue to use its resources, voice and technology to help relief efforts and aid the purchase of critical oxygen,” he added.
Hours later, Sundar Pichai wrote on Twitter, “I am heartbroken to see the worsening Covid pandemic,” and announced $18 million in aid from Google for medical supplies, grants to help spread important information and orgs supporting high-risk communities.
Pichai and Nadella are two of India’s most successful global CEO’s. Nadella, who is from Hyderabad, has worked at Microsoft since 1992 and became CEO in 2014.
Pichai was born in the southern city of Tamil Nadu. He joined Google in 2004. Pichai became chief executive of the firm in 2015 and later assumed the role at Alphabet in 2019.
“Right now, the country is going through the most difficult time in the pandemic so far,” Google’s head of India, Sanjay Gupta, wrote in the company’s blog post.
He added that the company was fighting to improve how people get information about “where to get vaccines and testing” across the firm’s platforms, including Google Maps, its search engine and Youtube.
“We’re striving to know what more we can do as a company to assure people get the support and information they need to keep their communities and families healthy and safe.”