Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) has partnered with the Health Department of Assam in India to boost the healthcare infrastructure of hospitals that are providing treatment to Covid-19 patients.
Part of the company’s CSR initiative, the relief efforts consist of setting up 38 ICU beds at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and supply of Godrej Protekt sanitisers.
GCPL will invest more than INR28 lac for these initiatives.
Government of Assam Health & Family Welfare Department Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “Godrej Consumer Products has come forward and supported Assam’s healthcare infrastructure in’s various ways.
“They have helped setting up dedicated ICU beds for the super speciality unit at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. Godrej Consumer have also provided us with large amount of sanitisers which we can use for an entire year to fight against Covid pandemic.”
GCPL’s latest initiative is aimed at providing support to healthcare workers and Covid-19 patients as they continue their fight against the pandemic.
GCPL partnered with government, municipal bodies, civil society organisations when the pandemic hit India in March last year, to reach the largest number of the most vulnerable communities in the ecosystem.
The latest partnership is part of this objective.
Godrej Consumer Products India and SAARC CEO Sunil Kataria said: “As a purpose-driven company, we are doing our best to help the nation fight the unprecedented pandemic so that we all emerge stronger.
“Our partnership with the Health Department of Assam will be essential to support the healthcare infrastructure in the state. We are committed to support the healthcare workers and patients with this contribution.”