Nissan Motor India, as a part of its commitment to people and communities, has committed an investment of over Rs. 2 crores to revitalise health infrastructure at Chengalpattu Medical College & Hospital in Tamil Nadu. The effort in partnership with NGO Hand in Hand India (HiH India), includes the renovation of the hospital’s Medical Out-Patient Department (MOPD), and the upcoming construction of a new waiting hall for patient caretakers within the hospital premises.
The MOPD was inaugurated by Hon’ble Thiru. Thamo Anbarasan, Minister for Mini Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME), Government of Tamil Nadu. The inauguration was attended by key officials, including Ragul Nath, District Collector, Chengalpattu; Varalakshmi Madhusudhanan, MLA, Chengalpattu. Nissan Motor India representative and the HiH team also participated in the event.
Commenting on the initiative, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said: “Guided by our global vision of ‘People First’, Nissan India has been working on numerous CSR initiatives in the areas of community development, road safety, health, and well-being, and promoting equity by benefiting the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups. The new and renovated infrastructure at the hospital will serve a large number of Tamil Nadu residents and is a significant step forward in strengthening healthcare access and making it more inclusive and efficient.”
Nissan India is deeply committed to nurturing societies and transforming communities in the geographies where we work. The MOPD building, which was constructed in 2006, was in a dilapidated condition, making it unsafe for patients, caretakers, and staff. Working together, Nissan India, in partnership with HiH India, renovated the building in three-and-a-half months. The MOPD was renovated at a cost of Rs. 43 lakhs and will cater to 1000 patients per day. Renovations comprised of weathering roof tiles, plastering of walls making it leak proof, renovation of toilets, OPD patients waiting shed, the complete painting, electrical rewriting and plumbing of the building, and ramp renovation, among other upgrades. The improved facilities will enhance the comfort of patients who visit the hospital’s Cardiology and General Medicine OPD. The construction of the new waiting hall will commence shortly and is budgeted at Rs. 1.35 crores.