Private lender ICICI bank on Tuesday announced it has taken
a series of measures to assist authorities in Bhubaneswar in the fight against
the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
activities, the Bank has contributed a mobile COVID-19 testing vehicle to the
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to help BMC to collect swab samples
swiftly from people, including the differently-abled and those who are unable to
visit hospitals for testing, across the city, a statement released by the
The Bank has also provided 30 three-wheelers to
differently-abled persons in Bhubaneswar to support their mobility who have
been identified by the Department of Social Security & Empowerment of
Persons with Disability (SSEPD), Government of Odisha, it added.
The statement said the Bank has also contributed essential
equipment like face masks and hand sanitizers to authorities of more than 150
blocks and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the state.
Additionally, the Bank helped install 100 contactless hand
sanitizer dispensers across different government offices in Bhubaneswar to
assist the citizens and officials.
Speaking on the initiatives, Pradosh Rout, Zonal Head – Retail, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, ICICI Bank said, “We are committed to help citizens and authorities of Odisha in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of this commitment, we contributed key equipment to the authorities across the state, to assist them in their fight against Coronavirus, and provided mobility support to the differently abled. Through these initiatives, we salute the heroic efforts of the people, who are at the forefront of this challenge. We are confident that Odisha will win this battle and emerge victorious.”
By: Murtuza Merchant