Bhubaneswar: Khimji Foundation, philanthropic wing of city-based jewellery chain Khimji Jewellers, has donated 60 beds with mattresses, pillows and other accessories and 60 bedside units under its CSR commitment to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to strengthen the civic body’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the capital city.
Khimji Jewellers Director Sumeet Khimji formally handed over the items to BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh on Monday afternoon.
In another noteworthy example of public-private partnership in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic, the beds will be used in various COVID Care Centres (CCCs) in Bhubaneswar, including Patia CCC, Dumduma CCC and other UPHC/UCHCs which are being run by BMC.
“We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Khimji Foundation for their contribution of 60 beds to COVID Care Centres which will be extremely useful for people during this unprecedented crisis. Such public-private partnerships will go a long way in winning the battle against the pandemic,” said the BMC Commissioner.
“Bhubaneswar is battling the second wave with a lot of grit and responsibility. During this time of crisis, it is commendable to see the way Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has been taking constructive initiatives in giving aid and services during this pandemic. Khimji Foundation, has always, extended support to the Government of Odisha and the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in times of crisis,” Sumeet Khimji said.