Castrol India supports upgrade of eight healthcare centres in Kerala

Centres to be part of the Ayushman Bharat Family and Wellness Centre

Kottayam, February 28, 2019 – 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.”