CSR: LANXESS India donates 6 ventilators to hospitals in Thane
CSR: LANXESS India donates 6 ventilators to hospitals in Thane – To help combat the novel coronavirus pandemic within the country, specialty chemicals company LANXESS donated six ventilators worth over Rs. 1 crore to Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital and Bethany Hospital in Thane. Both hospitals are given three ventilators each. The donation was done as a part of the company’s CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility initiative for 2020-2021.
The hospitals, located in Thane will use these ventilators for the treatment of patients from neighboring areas. LANXESS has been proactively collaborating with authorities and medical institutions in its concerted efforts to assist area people in fighting the pandemic.
In the past months, LANXESS India has undertaken various initiatives with regards to minimizing the impact of COVID-19.
This includes support of Rs. 2 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES) and donation of relief material worth Rs. 30 lakhs to local authorities within the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
This also included collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, through which the organization provided over 30,000 free meals to the needy.
LANXESS helped in reducing cross contamination of coronavirus by donating 1 tonne of its highly effective surface disinfectant, Rely+On™ Virkon™ to the BMC and TMC through the govt of Maharashtra relief co-ordination center.
Dr. Sameep Sohoni, MS Ortho, DNB Ortho, FICS (USA), Consultant Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon, Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital said, “We are grateful to LANXESS India for donating these ventilators to us because it is that the most vital equipment which is required within the management of Covid patients in ICU and who have low oxygen levels. We thank the management of LANXESS India for this support and are sure that this donation would help us save more lives and can also provides a moral boost to our team that has been working tirelessly for Covid patients for the past 5 months.”
Thanking LANXESS for its support, Vijay Lakka, COO, Bethany Hospital said, “LANXESS India’s donation of those high-end ventilators at this juncture enables our hospital to undertake save more lives, especially when there’s an enormous shortage globally for critical-care equipment. These specific ventilators equipped with High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) therapy can provide respiratory support for patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and may also prevent subsequent intubation during this pandemic situation. many thanks for being a part of our community and stepping up to try to to what only a few have accomplished in these difficult times.”
Neelanjan Banerjee, president and director , LANXESS India commented, “In these challenging times, medical institutions and their infrastructure have witnessed tremendous stress. Having identified this as a critical area that needs immediate attention, we’ve made a humble attempt in easing out the pressure. Our contribution is specially aimed toward making critical care available and enhancing life-saving infrastructure in these hospitals. We hope to form a big difference in our society and can still help the community at large in fighting the pandemic.”
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