Dedicates the centre to the people of the region
Vadodara, August 13, 2021: Huntsman, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, today dedicated a multipurpose state-of-the-art medical facility at the primary health centre (PHC) in Karanj Vihire near Chakan, to the people of the region and will soon upgrade the facility as an outpatient department focusing on women and child health care.
This multipurpose medical facility will cater to over one lakh people from 34 villages in and around the region. It will offer ante natal check-ups for pregnant women and routine out-patient department services. The facility, which is spread across a massive 3,500 square feet, will also be utilized as a waiting area for people who visit the centre for Covid-19 vaccination.
“We are proud to partner with the Karanj Vihire primary health centre to set up this multipurpose facility. At Huntsman, we are totally committed towards making a difference to the lives of the people in and around our work sites. Apart from the current services, this facility can be easily upgraded into a more holistic medical centre in the future. We always prioritize the health and wellbeing of the communities we operate in, alongside the safety of our associates. We are confident that the facility will take care of all the needs of the people of Chakan and its nearby villages,” said Rahul Tikoo, Managing Director, India Sub-Continent, Huntsman International (India) Private Ltd.
During the pandemic, Huntsman India has been able to support more than 2,00,000 people by contributing 20,000+ units of essential medical equipment to frontline workers including PPE kits, N95 respirators and face masks, surgical gloves, sanitizer solutions, and hand-free dispensers across Mumbai, Pune, Chakan and villages near Baroda.
Additionally, 50 beds and other essential items were donated tothe COVID-19 care center in Padra, Baroda which is being utilized for the isolation of COVID-positive patients. Huntsman’s mobile medical vans in Navi Mumbai and Pune provided free healthcare facilities to over 25,000 people.
Huntsman has also enabled the safety of thousands of auto-rickshaw drivers and commuters by installing isolation protection sheets. These help create awareness about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations, hygiene practices and precautionary measures in Mumbai, Pune and Baroda.
To support communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19, the company has also offered support in the form of food supplies and provisions and through the creation of alternative job opportunities.
Huntsman distributed thousands of dry ration kits to help the needy in Baroda, Chakan, Mumbai and Alleppey. Additionally, Huntsman helped farmers, fishermen and rural women by establishing vegetable nurseries, fishing, and poultry units.
Huntsman, through its various initiatives, continues to reiterate its commitment to supporting communities and helping people emerge from the current situation stronger, together. Recently, the company has received an award from the Integrated Health and Wellbeing Council – a think tank based in New Delhi, which promotes health and wellbeing.
The award recognizes Huntsman India’s outstanding contribution in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility over the last year – acknowledging the caliber of different initiatives run by the Corporation to help support rural communities across Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Kerala in their fight against COVID-19. Additionally, the company was recognized by the Federation of Gujarat Industries for CSR excellence in February 2021 for initiatives focused on improving livelihoods across villages in Gujarat.