Dr Majeed Foundation makes significant contributions to combat COVID-19 in India

Sabinsa, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, probiotics, minerals and specialty fine chemicals

From Left to Right: Ms Neeraja Shetty, CEO and Director, Sami Labs; Dr Muhammed Majeed, founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group; Dr Anju Majeed, Director and Sr Scientist, Sami Labs; and Shaheen Majeed, President Worldwide, Sabinsa and Director, Sami Labs

The Dr Majeed Foundation, a non-profit institution established by Dr Muhammed Majeed, founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group, has channelled significant support to people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through contributions to organisations and its own community outreach programmes to vulnerable communities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, India.

Financial contributions include $1.32 million to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), and more than $250,000 to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority.

The PM CARES Fund was created on 28 March 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic reaching India.

The fund will be used for combating, containment, and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future. Money raised by the PM CARES Fund has supplied 50,000 ventilators, invested in vaccine development and funded the care of migrant labourers.

In recent weeks, in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, the Dr.Majeed Foundation distributed a total of 3600 kits containing essential food items, protective equipment, hand sanitisers and health supplements.

Teams from Sabinsa’s parent company, Sami Labs, helped to distribute items to poor, aged and vulnerable people living near the company’s Hyderabad facility.

“We have always believed in supporting the less fortunate while giving back to society and the nation,” said Dr Majeed. “Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the country, supporting efforts such as the PM CARES Fund is a step towards helping combat the virus.”

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