Delhi NCR: Goodyear India is partnering with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad, as part of its annual CSR initiative. This partnership aims at equipping the paediatric ward with additional equipment to upscale it to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This initiative looks at strengthening the healthcare system for children, with the objective of providing them with better, more advanced treatment.
Under this partnership, Goodyear India is supporting the hospital by donating critical equipment to treat children. These include Patient Beds, Stretcher Hydraulic, Syringe Pump, Video Laryngoscope Kit, Ventilators, Central Stations for Monitoring Patient Beds (PICix CNS 16 Bed), Portable Colour Doppler Ultrasound System, ECG Machine, etc. Goodyear India has procured the equipment and has provided them to the childcare unit, catering to the needs of pediatric patients.
Keeping COVID-19 protocols in mind, the upgraded PICU was inaugurated in the hospital premises by Jitender Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad. The inauguration was done in the presence of Anil Vinayak, Group Chief Operating Officer, Fortis Healthcare; Sudhir Vaijanapurkar, Manufacturing Director, Goodyear India Ltd.; Yogesh Gupta, Plant Head HR, Goodyear India Ltd., and other key stakeholders.
Commenting on this occasion Sandeep Mahajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Goodyear India Ltd. said“We are delighted to support the childcare unit of Fortis Escorts Hospital. We always endeavour to support the communities around us, and this partnership is another step in this direction. With the onset of the third wave, the burden on the healthcare system has further increased. As a responsible corporate, we believe it is our duty to support health care providers. This partnership is aligned with our focus on supporting healthcare initiatives that positively impact our communities. These are indeed challenging times and therefore, a collaborative and participatory approach is needed to address the challenges that this pandemic has unleashed upon us.”
Thanking Goodyear India, Dr Ajay Dogra, Facility Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad, said “We are grateful for this wonderful gesture from Goodyear India Ltd. As our Children’s Ward gets upgraded, we will be able to cater better to the increasing demand in light of the third COVID wave. Goodyear has always supported the community in times of need, and we are grateful for their constant partnership.”
Jitender Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad commented “It is heartening to see responsible corporates such as Goodyear India Ltd., being at the forefront of supporting such important initiatives. Partnerships such as this will further bolster healthcare facilities, especially for children which is a critical age group. We are yet again facing another COVID wave and deployment of such equipment will supplement the healthcare facilities and help tackle upcoming challenges.”
As part of its Corporate Social Initiatives, Goodyear has undertaken various activities and programs that help the environment and communities. Goodyear has a longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility.