Chennai, June 27, 2020: In a bid to address the urgent collective fight against the spread of Covid-19, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) has partnered with United Way Chennai (UWC), to help distribute 60,000 litres of Lizol and Harpic to help break the chain of this fast-spreading infection.
UWC, a not-for-profit organization, is a part of the social movement called United Way Worldwide (UWW). UWW operates in over 46 countries globally and across 7 states in India. Through this alliance with UWC in Tamil Nadu, RB is fulfilling their commitment to supporting public healthcare institutions and the work of frontline health and sanitation workers in Indian states by donating powerful disinfectants, Lizol and Harpic.
Commenting on this initiative, Narasimhan Eswar, Senior Vice President, RB Hygiene, South Asia said, “We want to extend our heartfelt support to the government institutions and workers who are going the extra mile to keep our fellow Indians safe and that’s why we have decided to donate our trusted disinfection products, Lizol and Harpic for public use through these institutions. We are thankful that our partnership with United Way Chennai will empower these amazing healthcare institutions and frontline workers to help break the chain of infection and keep themselves and others safe.”
Meenakshi Ramesh, Executive Director, United Way Chennai, said, “United Way Chennai, as the execution partner for RB, is happy to help in the cause of hygiene and sanitation in 6 government hospitals and 10 Covid Health Centres in Tamil Nadu. The UWC team will be reaching out to these hospitals and health centres to deliver the supplies.”
Dr J Radhakrishnan, IAS Officer and Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare/Commissioner of Revenue Administration & State Relief Commissioner, Government of Tamil Nadu said, “We appreciate the gesture by Reckitt Benckiser (India) Private Ltd. to contribute for the common good of communities by joining hands with the Government of Tamil Nadu in the fight against Covid 19 and accept with thanks the donation of Lizol & Harpic to help sanitize Government Hospitals and other facilities.”
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