HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE IN INDIA’S WAR AGAINST COVID-19
Keeping in mind the objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund has been set up.
Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.
PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example.
This fund also accepts micro-donations, as a result of which, a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.
Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?
Name of the Account: PM CARES
Account Number: 2121PM20202
IFSC Code: SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code: SBININBB104
Name of Bank & Branch: State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID: pmcares@sbi
You can also go to the website www.pmindia.gov.in and donate.
Following modes of payments are accepted:
- Debit Cards and Credit Cards
- Internet Banking
- UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
*Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).
Dos and Donts for Spread of Novel Coronavirus COVID-19:
To maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing.
To practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.
To cover your nose and mouth with handkerchief / tissue while sneezing and coughing.
To throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use.
To maintain a safe distance from persons during interaction, especially with those having flu-like symptoms.
To sneeze in the inner side of your elbow and not to cough into the palms of your hands.
To take their temperature regularly and check for respiratory symptoms.
To see a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficulty in breathing and coughing). While visiting doctor, wear a mask/ cloth to cover your mouth and nose.
For any fever/ flu-like signs/ symptoms, please call State helpline number. or the 24×7 helpline number of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at 011-23978046.
Have a close contact with anyone, if you’re experiencing cough and fever.
Touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
Sneeze or cough into palms of your hands.
Spit in Public.
Travel unnecessarily, particularly to any affected region.
Participate in large gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens.
Visit gyms, clubs and crowded places etc.
Spread rumours or panic.