DFPCL and its CSR arm - Ishanya Foundation support Indias fight against COVID-19
15 Jun 2020
2,500 PPE kits meant for Health Care employees delivered to Government of Maharashtra through Haffkine Institute
4 ambulances donated to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
More than 1,000 litres of Iso Prophyl Alcohol (IPA) based hand sanitizers donated to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office and other Government Agencies
Voluntary contribution of INR 38.70 Lakhs from DFPCL’s employees to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
Essential raw materials supplied to Defense Forces for preparation of hand sanitizers for Army units in and around Pune Garrison
Donated 4,000 face masks made by women apprentices from Ishanya Foundation’s Income Generation Program
Ishanya Foundation’s Mobile Clinic treated 9,058 patients since commencement and 3,073 patients during lockdown across 40 villages in Taloja, Raigad District
Pune, 15th June 2020: Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DFPCL), one of India’s leading producers of Industrial Chemicals and Fertilisers, and its operating agency for CSR – Ishanya Foundation have continued to empower the frontline Corona Warriors, who are leading the Nation’s fight against COVID-19. The Company has donated 2,500 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for use by the Health Care Employees to the Government of Maharashtra, as well as four ambulances to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and more than 1,000 litres of Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA) based hand sanitizers to Chief Minister’s Office and other Government Agencies. DFPCL employees also came forward to make a voluntary contribution of INR 38.70 Lakhs to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Company also supplied essential raw materials to the Army in and around Pune Garrison during the pandemic to prepare hand sanitizer for which it received accolades from the Commandant.
The flagging off ceremony was held on Sunday, 14th June, 2020, attended Shri Uddhav Thackeray - Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Aaditya Thackeray – Minister of Tourism and Environment, Shri Eknath Shinde – Minister of Urban Development and Public Works, Shri Sachin Ahir and Smt. Kishori Pednekar – Mayor of Mumbai, who acknowledged the contributions and thanked the DFPCL representatives, Mr. Vijay Joshi and Ms. Jayshree Katkar.
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Sailesh C Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, DFPCL, said, “As a Company, we have always believed that we can overcome any odd through collective efforts. While the nameless and faceless heroes are putting their lives on the line to ensure the nation overcomes this global pandemic, we consider it an honour to contribute to the cause – both in terms of our efforts and resources to strengthen the resolve. We will continue to contribute to the best of our abilities towards overcoming the crisis – be it in terms of offering solutions or spreading awareness on the issue.”
Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, DFPCL has been relentlessly contributing towards nation’s fight against this calamity. Being a producer of essential commodities (IPA and Fertilisers), the Company’s units are in operation as per the directive of the Government despite the challenges of lockdown to cater to the country’s needs in these times of distress. The Company has also donated essential items such as food grains to the migrant labour, hand sanitizers, face masks and other resources to the frontline COVID warriors comprising of medical fraternity, police and local communities. Around 4,000 face masks have been donated so far. Ishanya Foundation’s Mobile Clinic has been constantly on the move to support cases that need medical attention across 40 villages in Taloja, Raigad District. The Mobile Clinic has treated 9,058 patients since it commenced operations in October, 2019 and 3,073 patients during the lockdown period as on date.
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