MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION GIVES $10 MILLION MORE TO COVID-19 EFFORTS
The Medtronic Foundation is making an additional $10 million in contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.
The Fridley, Minn.-based company spokesman said that the funds will be put toward training and supervising frontline health workers, ensuring their safety (including the provision of personal protective equipmonprofit partners working in underserved communities.
Medtronic is also organizing virtual volunteer opportunities so that the more than 90,000 Medtronic employees around the world can support non-profit organizations that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Medtronic Foundation also intends to match Medtronic employee donations to non-profit organizations.
“With roots in the world’s largest medical technology company, the Medtronic Foundation has a responsibility to be a leader on global issues impacting access to healthcare,” Medtronic Foundation president Paurvi Bhatt said .
In February, the Medtronic Foundation announced that it would pledge $1.2 million for coronavirus relief, earmarked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for its medical teams, the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to respond to the public threat of the virus, and Project HOPE, which is delivering shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals in China. VTN