- The PHCC at Sadayan Kuppam, Manali, was undertaken as part of TPL’s CSR initiatives while the PHCC located at Kalaignar Nagar, Chennai was built as part of MPL’s CSR work.
- Will provide over 7,000 people from the economically weaker sections access to primary healthcare services in Manali and Chennai.
- AM Foundation plans to set up more PHCCs, along with medical labs services and mobile clinics for the needy in remote areas.
21st July 2021, Chennai: AM Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Singapore-headquartered AM International Holdings Pte. Ltd (AMIH), recently inaugurated two Primary Health Care Centres (PHCCs) around the plant sites of its group entities Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited (TPL) and Manali Petrochemicals Limited (MPL) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Primary healthcare is at the heart of AMIH’s sustainable impact investment and CSR strategy. AM Foundation, which caters to the consolidated CSR efforts of the AMIH group entities, pursues this objective through initiatives that bridge the gap in the healthcare ecosystem by bringing quality healthcare closer to the most vulnerable communities.
The PHCC at Sadayan Kuppam, Manali, was undertaken as part of TPL’s CSR initiatives while the PHCC located at Kalaignar Nagar, Chennai is part of MPL’s contribution. Together, the two PHCCs will cater to the primary healthcare needs of around 7,000 people from the marginalised communities residing in these areas.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman AM Foundation & Founder Chairman, AM International group, Singapore, said, “We believe that access to primary healthcare is the right of every individual. Setting up PHCCs at locations around our plants and offices empowers local and marginalised communities with better medical facilities at their doorstep.
The pandemic has put pressure on the current health infrastructure. The PHCCs are our way of building sustainable healthcare infrastructure that will foster well-being and healthy living in the community at large.”
The PHCC at Sadayan Kuppam, Manali, was inaugurated by Mr D. Senthi Kumar, Whole Time Director-Operations, TPL, Mr K. T. Vijayagopal, Whole Time Director-Finance, TPL, and Mr K. K. Rajagopalan, Director, AM Foundation. The PHCC at Kalaignar Nagar, Chennai, was inaugurated by Mr M. Karthikeyan, Whole-time Director (Operations), MPL. and Mr K. K. Rajagopalan, Director, AM Foundation.
The Foundation identified the need for primary healthcare services for people living in the vicinity of the factories of TPL and MPL and the surrounding outskirts of Chennai. The PHCCs will help provide primary healthcare services to economically weaker sections such as daily wage earners in nearby factories and areas. AM Foundation has surveyed more areas, and plans are underway to finalise two to three locations for setting up more PHCCs, besides medical lab services and mobile clinics for patients in remote areas.
Through its partnerships with state government agencies, the Foundation provides communities in rural regions with primary care, from prevention to treatment. Presently, its efforts are focused on improving the quality of lives of the marginalised communities in Tamil Nadu, India.
About AM Foundation
AM Foundation is the CSR arm of AM International, Singapore. The Foundation believes in impact investing to drive positive change. Founded in 2015, it is committed to undertaking CSR activities on behalf of its member corporates and associates, including SPIC, Manali Petrochemicals Limited, Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited, Greenstar Fertilizers Limited, Sicagen India Limited and others. It endeavours to improve public healthcare by setting up and running primary healthcare centres. It focuses on the three areas of public healthcare – sanitation, nutrition and immunisation.
About Manali Petrochemicals Limited (www.manalipetro.com)
Manali Petrochemicals Limited (MPL) is a leading petrochemical manufacturer based in Chennai, India. It markets propylene glycol and polyols. Part of Singapore headquartered USD 2+ billion AM International group, MPL has one wholly-owned subsidiary – AMCHEM Specialty Chemicals Limited, Singapore – and two step down subsidiaries (SDS) – AMCHEM Specialty Chemicals UK Limited, UK and Notedome Limited, UK.
About Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited (www.tnpetro.com)
Incorporated in 1984, Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited (TPL) is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial intermediate chemicals, viz., Lenora Alkyl Benzene (LAB), Caustic Soda and Propylene Oxide in the country. The company also sells Chlorine as a co-product of Caustic Soda. The company is committed to be the preferred chemicals provider and add value to all the stakeholders.