Alvotech employees recently launched a fundraiser within the company in response to the dire consequences of COVID-19 in India.
Alvotech employs a large number of people from India and they wanted to show solidarity in action by supporting UNICEF's emergency operations in said country. The company intends to donate the same amount as collected among employees, thus doubling the fundraising amount.
"The situation in India caused by COVID-19 leaves no one untouched. The case is close to us at Alvotech as many Indians have moved to Iceland to join our team. We want to express our support in action and therefore launched a fundraiser within the company, which we will meet with a strong counter-contribution. We thank UNICEF for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19," says Róbert Wessman, Chairman of Alvotech
Kathir Narayanan, Production Manager at Alvotech and one of the fundraisers, says that the health system in India can not cope with the epidemic. Hospitals are overcrowded and there is a great lack of oxygen and intensive care units for the seriously ill. He mentions that the virus is now spreading rapidly to neighboring countries, where health systems don’t have the means to deal with the large number of patients.