Coronavirus outbreak: Taj Hotels in Mumbai open doors to BMC's doctors and nurses

Updated: Apr 03, 2020, 20:46 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Ratan Tata has been lauded by several prominent personalities for this warm gesture; last week the Tata Trusts pledged Rs 500 crore to help India fight the global pandemic

Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata. Picture/AFP
Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata. Picture/AFP

After providing complimentary meals to Covid-19 patients and health staff of Mumbai's government hospitals, the Tata Group has now started providing accomodation to the civic doctors and nurses, who are in the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai. In what can be called a heartfelt gesture, The Taj Group of Hotels in Mumbai opened its doors to the health workers of BMC. The BMC health staff are being accommodated at the Taj Land Ends in Bandra and the Taj President in Coloba. The initiative started around four days ago and Taj Hotels are accommodating as many doctors and nurses as per requirements, a BMC official confirmed.

Last week, Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts pledged Rs 500 crore that will be used to buy personal protective equipment's for medical professionals, to set up modular treatment facilities for COVID-19 infected patients, and to provide testing kits to increase per capita testing across the country.

The Taj Group of Hotels has also been providing meal comprised salad, dal-rice, sabzi to the health workers and Covid-19 patients admitted in Mumbai's government hospitals. Now additionally, the Group opened its five start hotel rooms to the health workers who are in the forefront of the battle against coronavirus.

"It is a nice gesture from the Tata Group. There is no particular number for accomodation, they are providing rooms as per our requirement. We are sending them a list of doctors and nurses who need lodging and they are accommodating them," said one officer from the health department of BMC.

Many doctors and nurses in BMC stay far away from the city and commute by public transport. This gesture of accomodating them in the city's luxurious hotels will cut their travel time and help them get adequate rest.

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