CSR Focus: Huawei Equips Government Hospital in Chennai with Lifesaving Infrastructure

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Huawei Telecommunications India, a global provider of ICT solutions and a responsible corporate citizen, made a contribution of lifesaving infrastructural equipment to the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram sanatorium, Chennai.

The contribution intends to boost the hospital’s operational needs and also ensure maintenance of the lifesaving installed equipment for a one year period that will potentially benefit an average of 1100 patients per day.

In line with its CSR vision of contributing to the countries and communities where it operates, Huawei India will equip the hospital with battery operated patient carts, oxygen lines with flow meters, Bore well and a RO plant to promote the highest level of medical care and rehabilitation for patients with pulmonary disabilities.

Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei Telecommunications India said, ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’ and ‘Contributing to Society’ are pillars for Huawei’s CSR program in India, with a strong emphasis on education and community development. In these respects, the recent contributions to the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Chennai serves as a prime example of how we proactively engage with our stakeholders, whether they’re customers or the community at large. We hope that the enhancement of infrastructure will make a key difference in ensuring better healthcare for patients.”

Chandan Kumar, Director, Marketing and Corporate Affairs said, “Quality Healthcare is the backbone of an empowered society we are committed towards building a safe, hygienic environment for the welfare of the community. We firmly believe that organizations need to align their corporate goals with developmental goals of communities where they operate to bring in sustainable development and our contribution at the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine is in line with this vision”

Huawei’s donation of the battery operated patient cart will be useful for shifting the patients from the hospital OPD to their admission wards safely and comfortably. Moreover the vehicle supports the environment by being pollution free.

Huawei will also be provisioning for continuous uninterrupted supply of oxygen to the hospital wards for critical care patients and cater to emergency cases. The oxygen lines will be fitted with flow meters to regulate the supply of Oxygen to the individual patients.

Meanwhile, the provision of bore well and RO plant will ensure continued supply of protected drinking water for out and in patients as well as their attendants.

Huawei is a proud member of the UN Global Compact and is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. The company is actively involved in trying to promote equal access to telecommunications and in helping to bridge the ‘Digital Divide’ between developing and developed nations.

In addition to Huawei’s initiative in Chennai, an addition to Huawei India’s ongoing efforts through its CSR campaign DAKSHA which supports over 100,000 underprivileged children through various education and child welfare initiatives such as Mid-Day meals, school digitalisation among others in India.

The company’s community development program led by the R&D center in Bangalore has initiated school sanitation projects in local government schools, setting up innovation labs in engineering colleges, scholarships for engineering students and drinking water projects in villages as well.