IHCL to continue providing meals to healthcare and migrant workers
IHCL has so far delivered over 1.65 million meals to the healthcare and migrant workers across the country
Tata Group’s hospitality arm, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has announced that it will continue to provide meals to healthcare and migrant workers distressed by lockdown imposed in view of coronavirus pandemic. Given that the lockdown is now being pushed further in key cities, the company has now decided to extend the meal programme for another month.
Commenting on the development, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & CEO, Indian Hotels’ Company Limited (IHCL) said, “As the country began its fight against the pandemic, the medical community quickly came to the fore as the true heroes of the crisis. With the resultant lockdown, IHCL committed itself to providing meals for doctors, healthcare workers and migrant workers. Now, after nearly 1.6 million meals distributed, we at IHCL have decided to continue offering the initiative for another month. Our decision was based on popular requests from the medical fraternity and our continuing strong relationship with the BMC. This effort wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Tata group companies who in true Tata spirit came together to enable us to continue providing this service. We are deeply grateful to the medical community for their sacrifice and dedication during these challenging times.”
The Taj Public Service Welfare Trust (TPSWT) created by IHCL in 2008, is distributing nutritious meals to medical staff in key hospitals/COVID-19 centers in Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi. The meals are prepared and delivered by TajSats in Mumbai and New Delhi. IHCL has so far delivered over 1.65 million meals to the healthcare and migrant workers across the country.
Besides, eleven IHCL hotels across the country are offering rooms to the medical fraternity during these challenging times – they are Taj Lands End, Taj Santacruz, The President and Ginger Andheri East in Mumbai, Ginger Madgaon, Ginger City Centre, Noida, Ginger New Delhi Rail Yatri Niwas, Ginger Kalinganagar, Ginger Manesar, Ginger Surat and Vivanta Guwahati .
Additionally, 38 other IHCL branded hotels are being used for quarantine purposes for guests which includes the repatriation flights.