Chennai – To help combat the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country, specialty chemicals company LANXESS donated six ventilators worth over INR 1 crore to Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital and Bethany Hospital in Thane. Both hospitals have been provided with three ventilators each. The donation was done as part of the company’s CSR initiative for 2020-2021.
The hospitals, located in Thane will use these ventilators for treatment of patients from neighboring areas. LANXESS has been proactively collaborating with authorities and medical institutions in its concerted efforts to help local community 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 financial support of INR 2 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES) and donation of relief material worth INR 30 lakhs to local authorities in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. This also included collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, through which the company 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 Government of Maharashtra relief co-ordination center.
Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing 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 have made a humble attempt in easing out the pressure. Our contribution is specially aimed at making critical care available and enhancing life-saving infrastructure in these hospitals. We are hoping to make a significant difference in our society and will continue to help the community at large in fighting the pandemic.”