Dr. Majeed Foundation supports COVID-19 efforts in India, donating over $1.32M

June 24, 2020

The Dr. Majeed Foundation has donated significantly to the PM CARES Fund and Karnataka State Disaster Management Autority, in India, to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Dr. Majeed Foundation (Bengaluru, India) has contributed US $1.32M to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)—a fund created in India to combat, contain, and offer relief efforts against COVID-19 and any future related events—and over $250,000 to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority. PM CARES Fund has been able to supply 50,000 ventilators, care of migrant laborers, and financial support for a vaccine development.

“We have always believed in supporting the less fortunate while giving back to society and the nation,” said Muhammed Majeed, PhD, founder and chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group and founder of Dr. Majeed Foundation, in a press release. “Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the country, supporting efforts such as the PM CARES Fund is a step toward helping combat the virus.”

More recently, the Foundation gave out 3,600 kits with essential food items, protective equipment, hand sanitizers, and health supplements in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Teams from Sami Labs helped to distribute the items.