Castrol India upgrades eight PHCs in Kerala

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Together with the help of the State Government, Castrol India has worked to renovate these health centres across the state and also enhanced them to FHC.

Castrol, the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in India, announced the refurbishment and upgradation of eight Primary Health Centres (PHC) in Kerala to Family Health Centres (FHC). All these health centres had been severely affected by the floods which hit Kerala last year, with some being submerged and others having their equipment severely damaged.

Together with the help of the State Government, Castrol India has worked to renovate these health centres across the state and also enhanced them to FHC. These centres will now be a part of the Ayushman Bharat Family & Wellness Centres, a national initiative launched by the Government of India. The services provided at the centres would include Curative Services, Counselling & Health Education, Maternal & Child Health, Pharmacy & Laboratory Services and Geriatric Care among others.

Inaugurating one of the centres in Parampuzha, near Kottayam district, Sashi Mukundan – Regional President and Head of Country, India, BP Group and Director on Board of Castrol India Limited said, “We have always believed in building enduring value for the communities around us. This is our way of extending support to the resilient people of Kerala who will now be able to avail healthcare benefits through these centres.”

Through its flagship programmes – Castrol Eklavya and Castrol Sarathi Mitra, Castrol India is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of truck drivers and mechanics by preparing them to face today’s reality and leverage tomorrow’s opportunity.

Castrol also work closely with communities in and around their plants at Silvassa, Patalganga and Paharpur and run skilling programmes to enable youth seek better employment opportunities. Their enthusiastic employee-volunteering programme, both at the plants and offices, supplements community engagement effort. The company also believe in providing humanitarian aid to communities affected by natural calamities and disasters and supporting them in their relief and rehabilitation efforts.