Chinese handset brand Xiaomi, on Monday, said, it has imported N95 masks and protective suits for donating to hospitals and governments across India.
“Lakhs of N95 masks will be donated across State governments such as Karnataka, Punjab and Delhi government, government hospitals and state police starting this week,” Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain said in a statement.
“We will also be donating hazmat suits to doctors across few government hospitals like AIIMS and Johns,” Jain added.
With this initiative, the leading smartphone maker in the country is preparing to help the frontline workers. As more and more people are diagnosed positive for the Coronavirus outbreak, the healthcare workers are struggling with resources like face marks, ventilators and hazmat suits. Now, Xiaomi is coming to the rescue of these healthcare professionals in the country.
According to the handset maker, each facility such as corporate office, warehouse, service center, Mi Home and manufacturing plant will abide by the lockdown orders issued by the state and UTs.
“Across all Mi Homes, we have activated the ‘Delivery on Call’ service which allows users to call up their closest Mi Home and order their favorite smartphone for home delivery. All Mi Home staff also wears masks at all times and keeps their hands sanitized for walk-in customers,” noted Jain.
Xiaomi is not making these masks available for sale at its store or retail platforms. Anuj Sharma, Head of Marketing at Xiaomi India, said in a tweet that the company is trying to avoid the risk of a few hoarding it. The masks are also being prioritized for those who need it first, especially doctors and nurses. The move is a step in the right direction since it will put essential utilities in the hands of those who need it the most. Normal people can do their part by staying at home and wearing a mask is not a necessity.