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UnitedHealth Group Provides Additional Support to Help Fight COVID-19 in India

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05.05.2021, 16:00  |  101   |   |   

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), through the United Health Foundation, is donating $1 million (₹7.4 crores) in response to the growing coronavirus crisis in India, which is experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency with record-breaking surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. This donation extends the company’s global commitment to fighting COVID-19, including a previous donation of $1.5 million (₹11 crores) to India.

The contribution will fund the procurement of 2,500 oxygen concentrators to help address India’s nationwide shortage of oxygen as well as other critical medical equipment essential for treating severe COVID-19 infections. The grant will be made through the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and its affiliate foundation, the US-India Friendship Alliance. The oxygen concentrators will be delivered to Nitiaayog, the Government of India’s planning arm, to ensure they are deployed to state hospitals where the need is significant.

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“Since the onset of COVID-19, UnitedHealth Group has been committed to combating the pandemic’s impact on the communities where we live and work, while providing resources and support to ensure the safety and well-being of our team members,” said Laura Ciavola, President of Optum Global Advantage, a UnitedHealth Group business. “This additional contribution will provide much needed relief with core medical equipment and supplies to help India’s health care professionals combat the devastating impact of COVID-19.”

In addition to the monetary contribution, UnitedHealth Group’s relief efforts in India have helped:

  • Deploy health and safety kits and COVID-19 testing supplies;
  • Support for Optum team members based in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Noida;
  • Expand access to telehealth so that our teammates can receive more immediate and convenient medical consultation.

The contribution is the latest effort in UnitedHealth Group’s more than $100 million commitment to fighting COVID-19 and supporting impacted communities worldwide. The company’s earlier $1.5 million contribution to India provided urgent assistance to the country’s most impacted communities, including health care workers, hard-hit and underserved citizens, seniors, and people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, as well as government labs experiencing a shortage of equipment.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

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