Glenmark Foundation, the CSR arm of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals along with its NGO partners, has launched a tele-health solution in partnership with its NGO partner Institute for Global Development (IGD) through which a battery of medical doctors with various specialisations have committed support for the on-call service and have been mobilised to expand access to quality patient care.
The foundation is working closely in alignment with government directives and state health authorities to extend its support – through a combination of on-ground and remote health initiatives.
It has pledged support in the form of food aid and health services for undernourished children, pregnant and lactating women, migrants, daily wage earners and healthcare providers on the frontlines of the outbreak.
The services are being rolled out for over 3,00,000 people across the states of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Commenting on Glenmarks efforts, Cherylann Pinto, executive director, corporate services of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said, Giving back to the community has always been a Glenmark priority. The COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more imperative for us to support the countrys most vulnerable populations. We are working with the government and our NGO partners across states to extend our support on multiple fronts, to address the needs and challenges during this outbreak.
Glenmarks efforts across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Sikkim are intended to support the local authorities and work in synergy with the states in the nations fight against COVID-19. Amidst the present crisis which has brought on a nationwide lockdown, Glenmark is providing psychological support to 10,000 lactating mothers and pregnant women through telecounselling. Additionally, it is also undertaking vaccination, attending to women undergoing antennal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) and providing health support to children and other patients. The Foundation is also extending support by ensuring adequate monthly supply of food grains to undernourished children, pregnant and lactating women in 70 tribal villages, in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh and 10 tribal hamlets in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
Glenmark Foundation is also providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to medical staff in the public health sector in Maharashtra.PPE includes medical masks and gowns, gloves, eye and head protection gear, sanitizers, etc., all of which are critical for health workers. Over 3,500 litres of sanitizers are being distributed across villages, housing societies, police stations and government offices across these states. In acknowledgement of the contribution of law enforcement agencies during this unprecedented time, Glenmark has conducted medical check-ups for 400+ local law enforcement personnel in Ankleshwar, Gujarat.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has also donated over Rs. 1.5 crore to various states CM Funds and to the PM CARES Fund. In addition, Glenmark will be supplementing to the funds donated generously by its employees for the COVID – 19 relief activities.