Standing Strong. Caring For Life

Covid 19

Cipla Foundation is working with government, public health institutions, local administration, healthcare workers and vulnerable patients in India and South Africa

Our Key Covid Relief Initiatives

Supported set up of Maharashtra's only Covid Isolation ward

BJ Wadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai

Advancing Testing

Supporting large scale testing throught 24/7 lab in JJ Hospital & Project UMMEED with Citibank

Purpose-built containers for Covid testing in high-risk communities

In partnership with Department of Health, South Africa

Safeguarding frontline health workers

Providing masks, gloves and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

Developing a unique face mask - SAANS

Science in the service of Humanity Support development & production of India’s first-of-its-kind high-quality affordable face mask.

Continuing care for patients

At Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune through in-patient, homecare & teleconsultations. Mobile Health Vans reaches patients with free-of-cost medicines in remote communities

Humanitarian support to communities

Essential supplies, ration kits & meals to migrant workers, truckers and families in need

Building Capacity To Respond

Connecting doctors and healthcare workers to online knowledge network on Covid19

1,32,700+ masks & face shields

distributed amongst frontline workers & communities

Over 8500+ PPEs

handed over to healthcare professionals

4,400+ litres of sanitizers

distributed in communities, healthcare and administrative facilities

16,200+ gloves

benefitted doctors, staff and other frontline workers

1,44,000 Meals served

to migrant workers and their families, healthcare workers and local administration

Read about our state wise Covid relief efforts

Maharashtra | Madhya Pradesh | Karnataka | Goa | Himachal Pradesh | Sikkim


Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune
continues to care for patients and their families in Covid times

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Contribution to PM Cares Fund & State Disaster Response Fund

Standing alongside the government to control the spread and impact of the pandemic.

- Rs. 6 Crores to PM Care Fund

- Rs. 4.5 Crore to State Disaster Relief Fund in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa & Sikkim as of 31st December 2020.

Partnering with Government

Supporting the government's healthcare initiatives to mitigate impact of the pandemic

Science in the service of Humanity

Together with CSIR-IICT (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) supporting the development & production of India’s first-of-its-kind high-quality affordable face mask SAANS

Mask production technology will be transferred to self help groups to empower them financially

80,000 masks dictributed in Telangana.

Advancing Testing

Supporting JJ Hospital Mumbai’s 24/7 Covid Testing Laboratory with testing kits. The facility was made operational on 28 March 2020

44,300+ tests completed

Safeguarding Frontline Health workers

Supporting public health and charitable hospitals with safety gear for doctors and paramedics

16,200+ Gloves

1,32,700+ Masks

8000+ PPE kit

Deploying Purpose-built Containers

In South Africa, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, the foundation deployed low-cost, purpose-built COVID-19 screening and testing units at Government clinics.

6 Containerized Units were deployed in the Overberg districts of Hermanus, Grabouw, and Caledon

Building Capacity To Respond

Connecting doctors and healthcare workers to AIIMS & ICMR led online knowledge network on Covid19 through ECHO India.

Over 2,73,000 health workers trained through 510+ sessions

In South Africa, we have launched a KardioMD Telehealth App in partnership with BrandMed and Momentum Health Solutions to virtually connect patients with their healthcare practitioners.

Free-of-cost Covid testing for marginalized patients

Supporting as knowledge partner in Project Ummeed, a Citibank funded initiative with National Health Mission (Government of Maharashtra) and State Municipal Corporations to increase Covid testing at public hospitals.

A first-of-its-kind collaboration that enables 1 lac RT-PCR Covid tests - the gold standard for diagnosing Covid-19, for patients with financial challenges

1,00,000+ tests done till date across 18 government hospitals in Maharashtra in 3 districts and 6 Municipal Corporations

Partnering with Local Administration

Coming together with the local administration to safeguard and support frontline workforce

CAN-HELPER - TOLL FREE: 09511948920

Cancer Helpline for Emotional Support

Cancer patients and their families in Maharashtra can now dial-in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline for emotion support. The helpline will provide relief and reduce stress, anxiety and fear caused by Cancer and made harder by Covid

Maharashtra's only Pediatric Covid Isolation Ward

In partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) we have set up Maharashtra's only Pediatric Covid Isolation Ward at BJ Wadia Children Hospital, Mumbai – the country’s largest charitable hospital for children

1000+ children, including 170+ COVID positive patients have been benefitted so far.

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

Provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to safeguard frontline health workers in Municipal Hospitals

Nair Hospital, Mumbai | Kalwa Hospital, Mumbai KEM Hospital, Mumbai | Sion Hospital Mumbai

Protecting Frontline Workforce

Supporting district hospitals, law and order departments and municipal bodies with safety gear for their frontline work force

Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)  | Masks | Gloves | Sanitizers

Working With Village Panchayats

Supporting communities living in remote locations with basic essentials in Covid times

Ration  |  Food  |  Hygiene supplies

Supporting NGO Partners & Community Organizations

Partnering with organizations on the ground to serve patients and communities in need

Continuing Primary Healthcare Services

Existing Sha’p Left Nurse Surgeries, through an Enterprise Development Model, have been continuously providing services to local communities.

Providing much needed primary healthcare services during this period to ease the burden on government facilities

Continuing care for chronic patients

In partnership with HelpAge India, the Mobile Healthcare units are reaching remote locations with medicines for patients with chronic conditions

35,600+ health consultations done in Patalganga, Kurkumbh, Baddi, Indore & Bengaluru.

Accelerating Chronic Medicine Dispensing

In South Africa, the Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution units (CCMDD) are distributing

chronic medicines to stable patients.

The pick-up-points help

decongest overcrowded state facilities,

especially during this period.

Continuing Care For Thalassemia Patients

In partnership with health organizations, we are continuing to extend critical care for Thalassemia patients amidst COVID19.

Under stringent safety measures, through blood donation & transfusions, together we stand strong to bring comfort for critically ill patients & their families.

Ajuga – Early Childhood Development Centres

The ECD centers continue to provide care and comfort to children from communities in South Africa. In Covid times, the Foundation in South Africa is providing –

Food Supplies For Children & Families

E-learning material in partnership with UNICEF

Food vouchers to the teaching staff and their families during this period

Safety equipment & essential items in remote communities

Distributed PPEs, gloves and masks to community healthcare facilities and handed over ration in villages through MannDeshi Foundation in Satara district

Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls

Together with our on-ground NGO partner and local health department, we have stepped forward to provide sanitary napkins and build awareness for menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls from communities near Cipla Baddi.

Reaching 4 slum communities of 3000+ population

Supporting communities devastated by Cyclone Amphan

Together with our on-ground NGO partner and district administration, supporting a ‘Community Kitchen’ in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

Also reaching out to the elderly with essential ration supplies

Over 750 families served through ration distribution

Continuing to learn through digital sessions

Despite schools closing down due to Covid, students and teachers from government and government-aided schools near Cipla units continue to learn through online sessions in science, math, computers, art, craft, literature and more. Virtual teacher’s trainings are also been conducted across communities.

2,00,000+ digital interactions with students in Indore, Sikki, Patalganga, Kurkumbh, Goa & Bengaluru

Humanitarian efforts towards communities in need

In this most difficult time, we continue to stand by communities near Cipla units and depots across India

Extending Supporting to migrant workers

Ration kits with essential items were distributed in communities for the ones most affected.

2,590+ kits distributed

Supplying food packets for truck drivers

Providing food packets and cafeteria meals for truck drivers who supply essential medicines and critical items to various Cipla Units.

Over 640 drivers benefitted

Safeguarding Women Waste-pickers - Mumbai’s frontline cleanliness workforce

Waste-pickers are the backbone of the informal waste management sector and remain largely sidelined.

Reaching out to women waste-pickers with masks, gloves, face shields and personal hygiene items

400+ women reached out till date

Unlocking Cipla’s Volunteering Spirit

Cipla Foundation South Africa together with Miltons Matsemela hosted a virtual Youth Day Run to raise funds for masks for frontline COVID healthcare workers. Ciplaites and their families ran in support and solidarity.

Over Rs 1,32,000 collected and 5,000 masks bought and distributed

Through other donations & pledges,30,000 masks are being distributed to frontline staff of Operation Smile,an organization that supports corrective surgeries for children born with clefts

Marking 23 years of care, comfort & compassion at Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune

The pandemic has changed our world but we continue to care with the same spirit. Watch this 3-minute film on the Centre made just days before Covid