United Health Group contributes $1 million to support the Fight against COVID-19 in India
India, (May 6, 2021) — UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), through the United Health Foundation is donating $1 million (₹7.4 crores) in response to the growing corona virus crisis in India, which is experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency with record-breaking surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. This donation extends the company’sglobal commitment to fighting COVID-19, including a previous donation of $1.5 million (₹11 crores) to India.
The contribution will fund the procurement of 2,500 oxygen concentrators to help address India’s nationwide shortage of oxygen as well as other critical medical equipment essential for treating severe COVID-19 infections. The grant will be made through the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and itsaffiliate foundation, the US-India Friendship Alliance. The oxygen concentrators will be delivered to NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s planning arm, to ensure they are deployed to state hospitals where the need is significant.
“Since the onset of COVID-19, United Health Group has been committed to combatingthe pandemic’s impact on the communities where we live and work, while providing resources and support to ensure the safety and well-being of our team members,” said Laura Ciavola, President of Optum Global Solutions, a UnitedHealth Group business. “This additional contribution will provide much needed relief with core medical equipment and supplies to help India’s healthcare professionals combat the devastating impact of COVID-19.”
In addition to the monetary contribution, UnitedHealth Group’s relief efforts in India have helped:
• Deploy health and safety kits and COVID-19 testing supplies;
• Support for Optum team members based in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Noida;
• Expand access to telehealth so that our teammates can receive more immediate and convenient medical consultation.