AM Foundation launches three primary healthcare facilities at Thoothkudi, Tamil Nadu
The two primary healthcare centres and a used container refurbished into a
healthcare centre will cater to a population of 10,000 in and around the plant
The initiatives were undertaken as a part of the CSR activities for Greenstar
Fertilizers Limited (GFL), part of AM International, Singapore
Senior district officials from the Corporation of Thoothukudi, including
Mr.V.P.Jeyaseelan, IAS, Commissioner and Dr.Vinoth, Former Chief Medical
Officer graced the occasion.
Thoothkudi / Chennai: AM Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Singapore-headquartered AM International, recently launched two Primary Health Care Centres at Abirami Nagar and Maravan Madam.
The villages are located at the outskirts of Thoothkudi – the site of the company's
manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, India. Further, the Foundation donated a used
container refurbished into a healthcare centre to the Corporation of Thoothkudi.
These initiativesare part of the CSR activities for Greenstar Fertilizers Limited (GFL)
and will serve over 10,000 local people.
AM International is committed to improving the health of the members of the most
marginalised communities by providing them access to primary healthcare facilities.
The Foundation undertakes the consolidated impact investing efforts of its member
Qualified doctors assisted by local health workers trained by the AM Foundation will
manage the healthcare centres. On this occasion, the Foundation provided bicycles
to the health workers to carry out field activities.
The refurbishment of the 40-feet-long vessel into a fully equipped healthcare centre
cost INR 4.5 lacs. Senior district officials from the Corporation of Thoothukudi,
including Mr.V.P.Jeyaseelan, IAS, Commissioner and Dr.Vinoth, Former Chief
Medical Officer graced the occasion.
The healthcare centres will address the primary healthcare needs of the
communities in these villages. Apart from providing essential healthcare facilities, the
centres will offer related services, such as nutrition and immunisation to children and
their mothers. Creating community awareness about sanitation and hygiene
practises is another key objective.
Expressing his satisfaction with the initiatives by AM Foundation, Mr. Ashwin
Muthiah, Chairman AM International, said, "Community service is integral to our
business philosophy at AM International. We recognise that our responsibility
towards society is not limited to merely offering means of livelihood. We aim to
provide for the holistic well-being of the communities we operate in, and AM
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Foundation was founded with this goal. Access to primary healthcare services is an
essential part of this vision.
The primary health care centres and the container-turned-healthcare centre are a
testimony to our commitment to improving how healthcare services are delivered to
the communities around our plant sites.& quot;
Mrs.Valli Ashwin Muthiah, Director, AMInternational, MsAlagu Ashwin Muthiah,
Patron, AM Foundation and Mr.David Richardson, Advisor, AM International
attended the events. Senior executives of Southern Petrochemicals Industrial
Corporation (SPIC), the parent company of GFL, including Mr.S.R.Ramakrishnan,
Whole Time Director, Mr.E.Balu, Chief Operating Officer and Mr.K.Gopalakrishnan,
Assistant Vice President (Admin & Corporate Services) participated in the events.