Tackling Covid with a ‘Smile’

Chennai: Ericsson has joined hands with Smile Foundation to support government initiatives towards collecting Covid test samples for testing at designated government labs in Chennai and Pune. The same will support in terms of speeding up Covid testing in these cities.

A press release said, Ericsson has been supporting Smile on Wheels, mobile medical units of Smile Foundation, in four locations: Noida, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Gurgaon and Ericsson E-Health Clinics in Pune and Chennai.

A total of 40 Ericsson skill development centers in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune and Kolkata have been set up to train youth from slums. Over the past five years, Ericsson and Smile Foundation have touched lives of approximately 25000 youth and placed approximately 15000 in formal sector jobs.

Amitabh Ray, MD, Ericsson India Global Services says, “We want to complement and strengthen the government’s healthcare initiatives against the pandemic in terms of emergency response as well as skill building of the youth living in slum clusters”.

Santanu Mishra, co-founder and trustee, Smile Foundation, said, “It is our privilege to join hands with Ericsson in this unique initiative for enhancing the reach of government in collecting samples of Covid-19 patients and complementing the efforts of the government in providing primary healthcare services and Skill-India Mission”.


NT Bureau