Children will have access to 24 hour medical hotline and 140 quality private hospitals nationwide
Karachi, 1st March, 2011: DuPont Pakistan Operations (Pvt.) Ltd. under the DuPont Community Fund Program [DCF] collaborated with Naya Jeevan to provide health insurance plan coverage to almost 250 SOS Village children and 100 resident mothers and domestic staff. Naya Jeevan is a not-for-profit social enterprise that is dedicated to rejuvenating the lives of urban, low-income families throughout Pakistan by providing them with affordable access to quality healthcare.
Under this program, the children will have access to a 24 hour medical hotline to trained medical doctors at Naya Jeevan and to a nationwide network of over 140 quality, private hospitals. The coverage will include all in-patient associated hospitalization for emergencies/trauma, scheduled surgery, diagnostics, imaging, blood supplies, labs, ambulance services and outpatient consultation/treatment and medicines. The program will also conduct annual health checkups by trained medical doctors.
“Our core values, Safety and health, are at the heart of everything we do at DuPont. This program is special to us as it touches the lives of our younger generation. These children are our future and it is our responsibility to help them stay safe. We hope this contribution will help support this important task. Contributing to safer communities is just one more way that DuPont is working to be a good corporate citizen in Pakistan,” stated Tauqir Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, DuPont Pakistan.
Attended by SOS children, faculty and staff, Naya Jeevan and DuPont Pakistan, a formal ceremony took place at the SOS Village in Malir to hand out the health insurance cards to resident mothers and receive training on the usage of the insurance policy and Naya Jeevan value-added services. The children also received hale and hearty tips to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Naya Jeevan’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Asher Hasan provided his organization’s perspective on the DCF, “We have been really impressed by the authenticity of the employees at DuPont and by the company’s commitment to make a tangible, sustainable difference to a brighter, safer, healthier Pakistan. Kudos to them!”
“Today, the two critical issues we face are health and education. We are very thankful to DuPont for this initiative. Through this program, we are investing in the future of Pakistan. Our children will strongly benefit and stay fit & healthy,” said Zahida Hashmi, SOS Village Director.
DuPont has demonstrated a strong sense of community and social responsibility since the company was founded in 1802. The DCF is a competitive grant-making program established to improve the quality of life and enhance the vitality of communities in which DuPont operates. Since 1990, the DuPont Community Fund has provided support to nearly 600 projects worldwide. Some of the past community programs in Pakistan include “Helping the Fire Fighters” at Korangi, Central Fire Station in Karachi, CDA Islamabad, “DuPont Free Eye Camp” program and “First Aid Safety Program” for rural area school teachers.
DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
DuPont Pakistan Operations (Pvt.) Ltd. [DPOL] is a subsidiary of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Headquartered in Karachi, DPOL started its operations in 1989 expanding to a seed processing plant, Pioneer Pakistan in Sahiwal and DuPont Refinish Training Centre in Karachi.
DuPont Pakistan markets a wide range of offerings including Crop Protection Products, Liquid Packaging Systems, Solae™ soy proteins, Titanium Technologies, Performance Coatings, Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Glass Laminating Solutions, Engineering Polymers, Surfaces, Advanced Fiber Systems, Personal Protection, Nonwovens, Chemical Solutions, Safety Resources, Animal & Human Health, Imaging technologies, Flouro Products and Ink & Speciality Colorants in varied market segments of agriculture, food and nutrition; home and construction; safety and protection; automotive and infrastructure, bringing to life its powerful philosophy of The miracles of science™ to create a better living for all.