Nihilent, a Pune-based global consulting and services company, and its subsidiaries donated critical medical equipment worth Rs 50 lakh to the Directorate of Health Services in Maharashtra for the State’s fight against Covid-19.

As a part of its CSR initiative, the firm provided 3,489 PPE kits and 7,500 N95 masks to combat Covid-19 in the country’s highest affected state, Maharashtra, it said in a statement.

“India is at a stage where immediate critical care is necessary to contain the virus and overcome this pandemic. While the government has introduced a slew of measures and services for the public, we wish to support the medical community including doctors, medical practitioners, nurses who are tackling Covid-19 pandemic at the forefront,” L C Singh, Director and Executive Vice Chairman of Nihilent said.

The healthcare system in India is currently under immense pressure and crippling due to this pandemic. With Maharashtra contributing to the maximum number of cases with coronavirus hotspots such as Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, safety of the public is the State’s priority, it said.