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Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The reach

78 Institutions

9 States

In times of crisis, it is often those we don’t see, the unsung heroes – the doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers, police officers, fire department personnel – who get us through.

Given Cognizant Foundation’s strong focus in healthcare, our COVID-19 relief efforts focused on protecting such frontline workers and strengthening the healthcare system across Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, NCR, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal. This included the donation of over 6,13,000 units of protective gear for healthcare and frontline workers and over 1,100 critical medical equipment to strengthen health systems, along with other continued efforts.

Protecting Frontline Workers

76,000+ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits

80,000+N95 Masks

3,80,000+3-ply Masks

7,200+ Litres of Sanitisers

70,000+Other Protective Gear

1,100+Medical Equipment



The Foundation donated personal protective gear and critical care medical equipment such as ventilators, multi-para monitors, ECG machines and infrared thermometers to Government Hospitals combating COVID-19.


Police & Fire

Fighting shoulder to shoulder with healthcare workers are officials in the police and fire departments. We donated personal protective gear to such workers to keep them safe from the pandemic.


Healthcare Institutions Supported

Support was extended to the Foundation’s existing healthcare partners and other not-for-profit institutions with protective gear and critical medical equipment to help them combat COVID-19.