India, June, 2021
Vadodara, 17 June 2021: SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, continues to support people, communities and healthcare frontline workers through its CSR efforts in Vadodara, Gujarat. This time, the company has supplied essential medical equipment to organizations and hospitals engaged in the fight against COVID-19.
Janardhanan Ramanujalu, Vice President & Regional Head, SABIC South Asia & ANZ said, “The pandemic posed a severe health crisis due to the steep rise in cases in India. Gujarat, like the rest of the country, faced enormous pressure on hospitals and medical professionals. SABIC has a manufacturing plant in Vadodara, Gujarat and we are pleased to do our part by contributing 230 pieces of equipment, including oxygen tanks and concentrators, to help the local communities in the fight against the pandemic.”
The company has partnered with United Way of Baroda to facilitate the donation of the following medical equipment:
• 11 units of oxygen concentrators
• 15 units of patient monitors
• 4 units of ventilators
• 200 liters liquid oxygen tank
Chetan Soni, Senior Manager, Manufacturing, SABIC said, “SABIC remains steadfast in our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We are constantly exploring meaningful ways and measures to support the communities in which we operate.”
Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020 in India, SABIC has been actively supporting people, communities, frontline workers, central and state governments. The company contributed monetary aid to the Prime Minister’s Care Fund and to Chief Minster’s Funds in multiple states such as Haryana, Karnataka and Gujarat. In addition, SABIC provided humanitarian aid in the form of dry rations to migrant and daily wage workers and safety essentials across several states. In the past, SABIC has also supported hospitals in and around the communities to strengthen their medical infrastructure, shifting focus to the needs arising from the pandemic.
In 2021, SABIC has pledged USD 250, 000 towards COVID-19 relief measures in its areas of operation across multiple states in India, where it aims to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure and provide material support to the affected people and communities.