Goodyear India partners Americares India Foundation in new CSR initiative

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 15 Jan 2021

Goodyear India has partnered Americares India Foundation to support Faridabad Civil Hospital and Government Medical College & Hospital in Aurangabad with personal protective and quarantine ward equipment as part of its corporate social initiatives.

The tyre major says the initiative will help strengthen the public health system’s response to Covid-19 pandemic, which is the need of the hour today. The project is being implemented by Americares India Foundation.

Under the partnership, Goodyear India will support both hospitals in Faridabad and Aurangabad by donating critical equipment to treat Covid-19 patients. These include bedside ventilators, multipara monitors, pulse oximeters amongst others. Goodyear India is also helping the facility’s frontline staff by providing them with the critical personal protective gear such as PPE Kits, N95 mask, 3-ply masks and sanitizers.

Both the Civil Hospital in Faridabad as well as the Government Medical College & Hospital at Aurangabad have dedicated facilities for Covid-19 patients along with a team of well-trained medical and non-medical staff and experienced technicians.

Americares India Foundation will help in distribution of this equipment and ensure that these are properly used at the facility.

Sandeep Mahajan, MD, Goodyear India, “Goodyear’s support in these unprecedented times of Covid-19 will help strengthen the burdened public healthcare system. Our objective is to help enable a safer and healthier country, and with the support of Americares India Foundation, we hope to make a difference to the community in and around us.  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”.

Faridabad and Aurangabad have witnessed more than 45,000 and 48,000 Covid-19 cases respectively.