JCB joins the battle against coronavirus in India


April 2020
JCB joins the battle against coronavirus in India

JCB India has partnered with Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad to support the fight against COVID 19. This project will be partially funded through JCB India’s CSR initiative. The company has made a commitment to fund PPEs, medicines, testing kits, security suits and consumables for doctors and healthcare workers. This will jointly enhance the preparedness for comprehensive support to affected patients in Faridabad and surrounding areas during the COVID 19 outbreak. Subir Kumar Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of JCB India, said, “We have initiated a multipronged prevention, mitigation and ongoing support strategy with Asian Institute of Medical Sciences to deal with COVID 19 related patients. This is in line with keeping with our company value of supporting and enhancing the communities in which we operate in. We are certain that this partnership will provide the requisite assistance to the people of Faridabad, where our India headquarters is located. We are actively assessing similar initiatives in areas where our other factories are located.”

Earlier in the COVID 19 crisis, through its CSR initiatives, JCB India also commenced a significant ongoing response programme for distribution of food and essential supplies in communities where the company operates in.

Asian Institute of Medical Sciences is the largest private hospital in Faridabad with the largest critical care set up covering Haryana up to Palwal, Hodal and Mewat. It is, therefore, eminent that a major share of the anticipated stage 3 outbreaks in this region will be diverted to hospital.

Dr NK Pandey, Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences said, “We have currently converted and dedicated our emergency floor (thus isolating the rest of the hospital) into a COVID 19 Triage and Isolation Centre, with separate areas for medium, high and severely affected patients. This area will also have residential facilities for all staff on a minimum 14-day shift. The floor is already equipped with high-end equipment and support systems for patients including ventilators, CPAPs, BiPAPs, defibrillators, bronchoscopy, X-ray etc. Where we are now preparing to tackle the volumes expected irrespective of the extreme yet effective measures being taken by the Central Government.”

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