National, December 2020: India, as a nation, witnessed a situation that humanity has not faced in modern times. The COVID-19 crisis that has hit humanity in recent months is unprecedented in terms of scale, speed of spread and impact. There is still huge uncertainty around how long this crisis will last and what damage it would do to the economy, livelihoods of citizens and availability of basic healthcare to those who need it the most. During this time of unprecedented uncertainty owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, TechnipFMC India has undertaken initiatives under the aegis of COVID19 Community Care in full compliance with the directives issued by the Govt. of India, World Health Organization and other regulatory authorities to ensure first and foremost the health, safety and well-being of all our stakeholders, including the communities who are an integral part of TechnipFMC India’s vibrant family.
We have activated the COVID Community care initiatives in alignment with CSR mandate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at three levels:
Assistance has been extended in the form of financial support of INR 1 Crore to PM-CARES Fund to undertake and support COVID-19-related medical treatment relief for our fellow citizens
Financial support of INR 1.30 Crores has been extended to respective State Disaster Relief Funds in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh to cope up with relief and response-related needs.
While the primary consequences of this pandemic are on people’s health and lives, the secondary effects are likely to be deep and wide-ranging, with severe disruption in livelihoods and jobs, along with its cascading social implications. Basis the immediate needs emerged in ten states – Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Haryana, Assam, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, we have extended our support to more than 90,000+ marginalised individuals through the following humanitarian and healthcare relief response initiatives:
3,334 COVID-19 RTPCR diagnostic kits were distributed in ICMR approved hospitals/testing labs in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.
12,500 PPEs and hygiene kits were distributed amongst non-frontline healthcare workers including sanitation and police personnel in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Gujarat.
9 ICU ventilators were donated in ICMR-approved hospitals to provide emergency support for COVID-19 affected patients.
Extended livelihood promotion opportunity for 50 women by procuring cotton cloth masks from them, thereby, enabling their income in this time of crisis.
30,000 kgs of food rations were distributed to less fortunate people in the above-mentioned nine States.
While the Government has taken a number of effective measures to deal with the pandemic, the seriousness of the crisis calls for collaborative action from all corners of the society to help the needy and less-fortunate ones to mitigate its wide-ranging human impact.
We are sure we will navigate through these tough times together.