Indian chief executive Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, announced on Monday that the company would provide its location in the US for use as an anti-Covid-19 mass vaccination center. He also committed to spending more than US $ 150 million for the dissemination of information about the vaccine.
A company official said that Google was initially giving its offices inside the US only for this purpose, but it has kept options open for this in some other countries as well.
Mass vaccination site to open
Pichai announced in a blog post on Monday, ‘Today we are announcing that we are going to open the offices of Google as a mass vaccination site, to make people aware about the vaccine, its uniform distribution and where else you. We are committing to spend more than $ 150 million to get information about when to get the vaccine.
“Since the beginning of this year, the search for ‘I have vaccinations’ has increased five-fold and we want to ensure that we provide timely and locally relevant solutions,” he said.
Plans to expand across the country
Pichai said that starting with the US to help with mass vaccination efforts, Google will allow its selected centers such as buildings, parking lots and other places to be used as sites where state and local guidelines dictate The person can be vaccinated.
He said, ‘We will start in partnership with healthcare providers’ One Medical’ and public health officials were needed in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area, Kirkland, Washington and New York City in California and then across the country There are plans to expand. ‘
Pichai said that Google is working with local authorities to ensure when these centers can be opened in view of the availability of vaccines. According to data from the John Hopkins University of America, more than 25 million cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in the country and more than 4.17 lakh people have lost their lives due to this epidemic in the country.