Pernod Ricard India Foundation extends support to the West Bengal Health Department

In West Bengal, PRI foundation supported the Public Healthcare Infrastructure by providing 10 ICU ventilators, 10 ICU Fowler Beds and 2000 litres of IPA hand sanitizers

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Pernod Ricard India Foundation (PRI Foundation) has pledged support towards strengthening West Bengal’s Government Hospital ICUs and public healthcare infrastructure.  PRI Foundation has pledged Rs 15 crore towards healthcare across the country, both towards critical healthcare and protection, and prevention.

Addressing the need for systematic preparedness to tackle an increasing influx of critical cases in the coming days, Pernod Ricard India Foundation is providing vital resource support to State Public Health Departments across the country with over 70 ventilators, 100 ICU beds in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bengal, Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. In West Bengal, PRI foundation supported the Public Healthcare Infrastructure by providing 10 ICU Ventilators, 10 ICU Fowler Beds, 2,000 litres of IPA hand sanitizer and 20,000 surgical 3 Ply Masks.

Talking about the various initiatives, Sunil Duggal, VP, Corporate Affairs, Pernod Ricard India, said, “We are committed to support the State governments in reducing the demand-supply gap in the healthcare system for preventive, protective solutions, including ventilators, ICU beds, PPE kits, sanitizers and masks.”

Mahua Banerjee, IAS Managing Director cum Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare Department, West Bengal, said, “The state government is working rigorously for the prevention of the spread of the virus and to keep the people safe. In these tough times, we thank Pernod Ricard India for the contribution of the 2000 Litres Hand Sanitizers, 10 ICU Ventilators and 20 ICU fowler beds and 20000 masks, which will go a long way in supporting the health workers and strengthening the health infrastructure of the state.”