Pune: ZS, a professional services firm, partnered with the Rotary Club of Pune and Raigad on the firm’s annual ZS Cares Day which is dedicated to volunteerism and giving back to the community.
Through this initiative, ZS provided a range of healthcare services to local clinics and conducted awareness programs for the citizens of Pune. Every year, the firm runs its global ZS Cares program, which engages ZSers in various initiatives to drive positive change in communities around the world.
During the initial months of the pandemic, India encountered a dire shortage of PPE supplies in hospitals and for frontline essential workers. Together, ZS and the Rotary Club, donated 3,000 PPE kits to the local police department to provide its officers with basic safety equipment. This partnership also led to the donation of a cardiac care ambulance to the Fabiani & Budhrani Heart Institute.
In addition to offering no-charge transportation and critical ambulatory care for indigent patients experiencing a cardiac emergency, this mobile unit will host six to eight cardiac clinics annually, educating and examining Puneites about identifying early signs of cardiac issues. With the recent resurgence of nationwide Covid cases, the ambulances are being utilized to their full capacity with dedicated hospitals.
When women in local government agencies expressed concerns around obtaining hygienic products at work, ZS and the Rotary Club partnered to install vending machines that dispense hygiene products in five local police stations, the Maharashtra Intelligence Academy and the Ladies Bar Council of Khed. More than 500 female employees in these locations now benefit from easy access to personal supplies at work.
The ZS Cares program also worked in different regions including North America, London, Haryana, New York and other locations to address varied issues. The program involved 28 offices dedicating more than 5,000 hours to better their communities in one day. During these initiatives, 15+ pro bono projects were undertaken and 35+ organizations were benefitted.