NEW DELHI: Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), a leading emerging markets company, joined hands with Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, the leading tertiary care hospital group, for an initiative keeping in mind the ongoing wave of COVID-19 across the country.
The relief efforts, part of GCPL’s CSR activities and under the aegis of Protekt India Movement, comprises relief supply of over 200,000 units of Godrej Protekt sanitizers and handwash products to Ujala Cygnus Hospitals.
The supply includes Godrej Protekt sanitizers which will be used for patients and healthcare workers, who are at the frontlines in this pandemic. The donation will be utilized across 13 hospitals of the Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals spread over Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
“We have seen how women and children in disadvantaged communities don’t have access to basic hygiene products which makes them vulnerable not just to COVID but to a lot of other diseases as well. They should be the first ones to get access to hygiene products, as we strongly believe that they are the present, and the future. We are extremely grateful and would like to express our immense gratitude to the Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (GCPL) for this mammoth donation of COVID supplies at such a crucial time when the cases are again increasing. It’s highly inspiring to see how such multinational business giants are joining hands with healthcare providers in this fight against Coronavirus pandemic. Hand hygiene is the first line of defense followed by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. Keeping the hands clean is essential in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, as well as other germs that can cause common cold and flu.” said, Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, Founder & Director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals.
Speaking about the program, Sunil Kataria, CEO – India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), said, “Safety and hygiene are priorities for consumers these days, particularly so when they are travelling. Godrej Protekt’s purpose is to alleviate hygiene concerns of consumers and champion programs which helps to spread awareness of right ways to maintain hygiene. In 2020, we were the first-ever hygiene brand to partner with Indian Railways during COVID-19 times to promote travel hygiene. We have had a very successful partnership with the Central Railways where we managed to make an impact and drive positive behavioural change. We are delighted to continue the partnership this year with Northern Railways, to contribute and build a safe travel ecosystem in these unprecedented times. This will be backed by our expertise in the hygiene space and inclusion of key Protekt offerings such as hand sanitizers, disinfectant sprays and masks.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected India for more than a year. Both Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals and GCPL have been working tirelessly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ujala Cygnus Hospital Group has been playing a pivotal role in spreading awareness about COVID-19 virus by organising various webinars, knowledge sessions in all the mediums of communication. As a responsible corporate, GCPL has partnered with governments, municipal bodies and civil societies, to make a difference. GCPL has invested over Rs. 20 crores in Covid19 relief and recovery efforts over the last financial year.