Forest Essentials comes forward to distribute Ayurvedic hand sanitisers, surface cleansers, medicated soaps, etc., to AIIMS and frontliners in Uttarakhand during COVID-19 pandemic. By Tanvi Jain
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Forest Essentials has launched a special initiative called #CareForOurCarers to aid All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the fight against COVID-19. It has also extended support to the local police stations, hospitals, district offices and public service offices in Uttarakhand, to provide the highest quality of Ayurvedic hand sanitizers, surface cleaners and medicated soaps free of charge. These products are prepared at Forest Essentials’ Lodsi workshops in Rishikesh.
The brand along with the R&D and production teams is together ensuring regular supply of hand santizers, surface cleaners and medicated soaps. The hand sanitizers are being produced as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggested formula for alcohol content as well as Aloe Vera juice and glycerin to not dry out the hands.
“Giving back to the local communities within which we operate is key to our philosophy. In such times, therefore, it comes to us intrinsically to #CareForOurCarers. Yogesh Patel, Production Manager at our factory and his wife distributed masks, handmade by them, to other workers, policemen on duty, and their neighbours,” Forest Essentials mentioned on its official Instagram handle.
Forest Essentials began the formulation and production of hand sanitizers, after seeking urgent approvals from the local authorities and Uttarakhand state government. Its employees have been working in shifts to maximise the output and distribution of its basic items like hand sanitizers, whilst ensuring that they too take all the prescribed precautions themselves, to help flatten the curve with utmost safety of those currently mobilised in its factories.
The brand also recently launched a series of stories, and live video chats on DIY beauty rituals along with experts, to provide tips to stay safe, healthy and positive, during the home quarantine period.