The GJEPC continued its charitable work in the fight against Covid-19 by offering financial assistance (through the Surat Diamond Association) to the SDA-Diamond Hospital & Medical Research Center (Matrushree Ramuba Tejani & Shantaba Vidiya Hospital for purchasing medical equipment for an isolation ward. The financial aid has enabled the hospital to acquire ventilators, ICU beds, and multi-parameter patient monitors among other equipment.

In a letter, the hospital informed that it had no dedicated ward or equipment to provide healthcare services to the people affected by Covid-19. GJPEC has donated Rs.75,42,378 ($101,085) to the Surat Diamond Association (SDA) to fulfil the requirements of the hospital. 

With the money donated to SDA, the association has been able to procure two ventilators (Adult-ICU) worth Rs.29,41,120; two ventilators (Neonet-NICU) worth Rs.33,93,600; four multi-parameter patient monitors Rs.8,12,500; and four ICU beds – semi-auto, four adjustable cardiac tables, and bed mattresses for ICUs worth Rs.3,95,158.

Apart from undertaking a host of initiatives and helping organisations and people during this pandemic, GJEPC has donated Rs.21 crore to the PM CARES Fund to support the country’s efforts to combat the pandemic and provide relief measures.

The GJEPC Covid Fund for karigars is being transferred in the form of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) into the bank accounts of daily wage workers of the gem and jewellery industry. GJEPC is initiating this scheme directly on its own, and has received more than 70,000 applications from across India.