Rentokil Initial donates £2.5 million of PPE to support India’s efforts to combat COVID-19

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Rentokil Initial said it has shipped PPE kits worth £2.5 million as a gift to India to support the country’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

The shipment includes coveralls, face masks, gloves, hand soap and sanitiser with dispensers, the company said in a statement.

Distributed by Rentokil Initial’s Indian subsidiary, Rentokil PCI, the statement said that the PPE will be sent to more than 500 hospitals and frontline workers across the country.

David Lewis, managing director of Rentokil PCI, said: “At Rentokil PCI, we aim to protect and enhance lives and we feel proud to be able to help the people of India in this hour of crisis.

“As a company that has operated in India for more than 65 years, it is our responsibility to support the frontline health workers with a ready supply of PPE kits.”

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