Pfizer continues to focus on applying science to successfully make available a vaccine that can help save the lives of millions across the world from this massive pandemic. We in India, have been actively fighting this pandemic by way of our CSR initiatives. As a part of our efforts, we are supporting the State and Central government and other healthcare institutions to bridge the gap and enhance the current healthcare infrastructure for treating the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Support has also been provided for the frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 warriors by sponsoring Personal Protective Equipment kits and masks.
# State of the art ventilators to Government of Maharashtra
Given the current COVID situation in Maharashtra, the MCGM Disaster Management Cell along with the Health Department ramped up the testing and isolation facilities. Pfizer stepped forward to support the MCGM health department and donated 5 state-of-the-art ventilators be installed at the three hospitals (HBT Trauma Care Centre, Jogeshwari; Bhabha Hospital, Bandra; Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar)
# Protective masks for front-line healthcare workers
Pfizer has secured over 100,000 N95 protective masks through its NGO partner that has been provided to frontline public healthcare workers across 10 cities in India. Separately, Pfizer Healthcare India Private Ltd., through the Vizag manufacturing site, has also donated 100,000 thousand 3-ply masks for public health and law enforcement personnel in Andhra Pradesh.
# Food relief for unorganized labourers in Goa
Working with the Government of Goa and NGO partners, Pfizer donated 2000 grocery packets comprising of grains, sugar & other essentials to unorganized labourers in Sattari & Valpoi talukas in Goa.
# Donation of essential drugs
Responding to a special request put out by Govt. of India, Pfizer has donated 75,000 tablets of Trulimax 500 mg (Azithromycin) to HLL Lifecare for use by government in their COVID-19 relief efforts.
# Equipment support for Mumbai Police COVID Care and Quarantine Facility
With close to 350 Mumbai police personnel being tested positive for COVID-19, there is an urgent need for setting up additional COVID care and quarantine facilities. Pfizer is supporting one such facility at Kalina, Mumbai with 75 beds and associated equipment such as oxygen concentrators, multipara monitors, crash carts, ECG machine etc.
# Pfizer Foundation grant
Pfizer Foundation has released a grant worth USD 250,000 to support initiatives for combating COVID-19 in India.
- Expanding donation of N95 masks to support smaller hospitals and nursing homes (Masks Phase 3): Around 100,000 additional N95 masks to be provided to frontline public healthcare workers across 15 cities in India.
- Support Quarantine Facilities at Dharavi: MCGM is setting up a quarantine facility to support COVID patients emerging from Dharavi, in Mumbai. Pfizer is providing basic equipment support including Oxygen concentrators, blood gas analyzer machines, nebulizers, ABG machines etc required for quarantine facility in the area.