The government of India declared a nationwide lockdown in March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the world’s second-most-populous country with a growing number of positive cases, India was faced with the immense challenge of rapidly responding to the pandemic with limited healthcare infrastructure.
Nouryon, alongside the Mahad Manufacturers Association and other industrial members, responded to the government’s appeal by volunteering and donating to help build a community healthcare center. Located near Nouryon’s Mahad manufacturing site, the new “COVID Health Care Centre” opened in May 2020, equipped with a COVID-19 test facility, 84 beds with oxygen supply, 100 beds for isolation, consulting rooms, isolation wards, supply storage, and new medical equipment such as ventilators. To date, the facility has treated more than 1100 infected patients in the local community, free of charge.