Partnering its progress with people of Kerala, the Kochi-based International budget airline, Air India Express forays into Corporate social Responsibility (CSR) activities focusing issues specific to the state.
In line with the Palliative Care Policy of the state, the airline has identified six government-run hospitals to provide them with mobile palliative care units and medical equipment, of which two have already received the support. Indian Hockey team captain, Shri. P.R. Sreejeesh kick-started the project by handing over the first mobile palliative care unit worth 7.5 lakhs to PHC at Nedumbassery. The palliative care unit of Govt District Homeo Hospital, Ernakulam was the second one to receive similar support. One palliative care unit in Thiruvananthapuram district and two in Kozhikode and one in Kochi will now receive similar facilities from the Airline.
Air India Express is now attempting to find a solution to the waste management menace in Kerala, the pilot project –“Care India Express-Simply Cleaniness” of Rs 47 Lakhs to begin in a Municipal ward in Kozhikode Corporation, which would have an average of 2000 households. This project is expected to provide best available waste management solutions to the households for both biodegradeable and non-biodegradable waste.
Addressing the need for more trained professionals in Geriatric care, Air India Express sponsors the TISS’ (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) three-year Diploma Course in Geriatric Care. Ten students each at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode campus receive full scholarship every year. The Airline also sponsors underprivileged students for Bachelors degree course in Travel and Tourism at TISS Centres in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
Member of Parliament and renowed film star Shri Innocent inaugurating the smart classroom project of Air India Express at Govt L.P. School Thurithissery. Aluva MLA Shri Anwar Sadaat is also seen.
Shri K. Shyam Sundar, CEO of Air India Express, hands over the key of mobile Palliative Care Unit to Ms. Mini Eldo, Panchayat President of Nedumbassery in the presence of Shr. P.R. Sreejesh, Indian Hockey Team captain.
Smt. Asha Sanil, District Panchayath President, Ernakulam flags off the Mobile Palliative Care Unit of Govt. District Homeo Hospital. Shri. K. Shyam Sundar, CEO Air India Express is also seen.