BENGALURU: As India continues to face the ongoing impact of the pandemic, more and more corporates are pledging their support through their contributions towards the nation’s battle with it.
Prestige Foundation, the CSR Division of Prestige Group, that ensures to undertake every opportunity towards the upliftment of the society, came forward with their re-engineered efforts towards Covid relief measures. Since April 2021 till date, the foundation has donated over two crore funds to benefit those in immediate need.
The Foundation has further equipped an additional wing of Vimalalaya Hospital in Electronic City, an establishment run by the congregation of FIH sisters (Franciscan Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary) and offers affordable healthcare, with 24 general ward beds, medical equipment such as ventilators, oxygen tanks, bed monitors, a 450-litre liquid oxygen cylinder, bypass machines and injection pumps.
Furthermore, contributed to setting up a 24 bed ICU facility at the HBS hospital through Rotary Bangalore Midtown and ventilators and oxygen concentrators for Kodagu Institute of Medical Science’s patients.
In addition, Prestige Foundation is not only advocating/promoting the urgent need to get vaccinated, but also aiding and facilitating its property residents across Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad by hosting vaccination drives and inoculating its members. So far, the Group has successfully vaccinated over 1000 employees and frontline workers with the help of the BBMP, Lions Club and Private Hospitals. They will continue to vaccinate as and when supplies are restocked and made available. The vaccinations drive extends to cover daily wage construction workers across all the sites as well.
Since the onset of the lockdown in April this year, the Foundation has distributed over 20,000 ration kits (each kit providing a monthly sustenance for a family of 4) in the inner most areas of Bangalore such as Bytranapura, Hebbal, Kempapura, Nagawara, Pulakeshinagar, Govindpura, Shampur, Shivajinagar, Ulsoor, Bharathinagar, Siddapura, Lakksandra, Byrasandra, Gurupanpalya, Jayanagar, Chamarajpet, City Market, Whitefield, Varthur and Hoskote.
In preparation for any medical requirement, Prestige Foundation created two make-shift isolation centres for its employees of Property Management Services, an extension of Prestige Properties with 20 and 30 beds who earlier lived in shared accommodation. In order to avoid commuting, comprehensive boarding & lodging arrangements were made for safer recovery of critical staff at construction sites itself.
The Covert Support Team ensures relentless and free of cost assistance such as procuring oxygen supply and concentrators, on call ambulance & on call doctor on driver duty. The Foundation has procured over 50 oxygen concentrators that can be used by employees and their families, and for residents across their properties. Prestige Foundation has also facilitated donation of 25 oxygen concentrators to private hospital by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a member of the International Humanitarian City, Dubai.
The employees are additionally provided end-to-end assistance with courier services including essential services delivery at their doorsteps. In the unfortunate occurrence an employee’s demise arrested by the pandemic, the group has instated a policy which supports the education of the late employee’s children.
Irfan Razack, CMD, Prestige Group said, “We are immensely grateful and deeply appreciate the unrelenting & compassionate efforts by the frontline workers, medical staff in the current challenging scenario. In an attempt to equip and ensure the welfare of the community amidst the prolonged pandemic, we have undertaken adequate measures which fulfils our responsibility towards our extended family. It is the opportune time to leverage one’s resources optimally and provide support to all those in need for a healthy future.”