Mumbai, Apr 03,2020: As the number of novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India, the Tata Group on Friday started providing accommodation for the medical fraternity at its luxury hotels in Mumbai. The rooms have been made available across five hotels in Mumbai namely Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands End, Taj Santacruz, The President and Ginger MIDC Andheri, according to a statement by the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), a subsidiary of the Tata Group conglomerate, Zee reported.
“During these trying times, we at IHCL are keenly aware of our responsibility towards our community. As a reflection of our commitment, beginning today, we are offering rooms for the medical fraternity to stay while they combat the spread of the virus. These rooms will be available across 5 of our hotels in Mumbai namely Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands End, Taj Santacruz, The President and Ginger MIDC Andheri. We deeply value the contribution from the medical community and will continue to work with them as well as the local authorities as we navigate through this crisis," said an IHCL spokesperson.
Ratan Tata, the Chairman of Tata Trusts and Chairman Emeritus Tata Sons, has already committed Rs 500 crore towards the manufacturing of personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory systems, testing kits and other things needed to fight the coronavirus. Following that, the Tata Sons, the holding firm of the Tata group companies, announced an additional Rs 1,000 crore support towards COVID-19 and related activities.
Taking to Twitter, NCP MP Supriya Sule said, "The Tata Group is providing accommodation at the Taj Hotel, Colaba and Taj Lands End, Bandra for Doctors and Nurses working in BMC Hospitals amidst Corona Virus Crisis. Thank you so much, Hon. Ratan Tata Ji, Tata Group for your generous contributions."
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra has so far recorded a total of 335 positive cases and 16 deaths.