Agartala: Tata Trusts on Tuesday donated 10,000 triple-layered masks and an equal number of pairs of gloves to Tripura to fight the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.
The donation came following the letter of the Tripura deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma to the Tata Trusts seeking supply of medical equipment including 100 ventilators, 50,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers, 1 lakh N-95 masks and 500 tents for housing COVID patients.
Dev Varma took to this Twitter account and expressed his gratitude towards Tata Trusts. “My sincere gratitude to @tatatrusts for providing 10000 three-layered masks and 10000 pairs of gloves to Govt. of Tripura at Tripura Bhawan, Delhi. And materials like PPE, ventilators etc. are expected to be available soon to ackle corona crisis. #RanjitBarthakur,” he tweeted.
Earlier on March 30, in his letter to Tata Trusts, Dev Varma sought help to fulfill the requirement of materials to prevent COVID-19 from becoming an outbreak in the state.
In response to the letter, Tata Trusts wrote, “…N Chandrasekaran, Chairman- Tata Sons on behalf of Mr. Tata and the Tata Group has constituted a special team to activate the special requirements for India. Your requests are being processed to the best of the availability of the PPE/ other requirement and have been incorporated into the request pool.”
Tripura has reported two COVID-19 positive cases, while one of the patients has recovered from the deadly virus.