Canon India extends support to healthcare workers

Canon India has initiated its second phase of Covid-19 relief efforts by providing over 732 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to healthcare workers of the country.

14 May 2020 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Canon India began its CSR outreach in April

Kazutada Kobayashi, president and CEO of Canon India, said, "People across countries have been profoundly impacted by Covid-19 and our hearts continue to be with them. In uncertain times like this, we have a responsibility to combat this global pandemic with great solidarity. The testament to this is the heroic work of our healthcare workers, who are protecting and safeguarding people round the clock with immense care and compassion.”

The imaging specialist is handing over the kits to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

In addition, the company is donating the kits to the government hospitals near its adopted villages in Mumbai, Haryana and Bengaluru. “We, along with every citizen of India, are truly proud of all the healthcare workers across the country. As an acknowledgement of their efforts, we are now extending our support and providing PPE kits to the government hospitals of our adopted villages and health ministries of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh,” Kobayashi added.

Canon India's CSR outreach commenced in the beginning of April, by donating essential food and sanitation items to over 12,500 beneficiaries including daily wagers and Below Poverty Line families in its adopted villages and children from SOS Children's Village Family homes.

As a part of the relief, Canon India provided 3,000 food packets and essentials such as surgical masks, sanitisers, liquid soap and home and surrounding cleansing items to beneficiaries.

“Our relief efforts further underscore our commitment to work relentlessly to combat this pandemic. We are certain that India will win this battle against Covid-19 and rise with greater vigour," he concluded. 

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