Sep 25, 2019

Contribution of Para-transit Vehicles to Welfare Services

  • Chugai has donated a cumulative total of 258 para-transit vehicles under its donation program since 1985 to support home nursing care
  • Chugai donates para-transit vehicles to social welfare foundations in Iwate, Kanagawa, Gifu, Hyogo and Shimane Prefectures in 2019

TOKYO, September 25, 2019 -- Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced today to donate specially-equipped para-transit vehicles to five organizations providing welfare services for senior citizens and disabled people.

Chugai started a donation program in 1985 as part of activities to commemorate Chugai’s 60th anniversary, giving out vehicles that are used as a means of transport by senior citizens and physically disabled people who receive long-term nursing care at home. This year marks the program’s 35th anniversary, and the number of donated vehicles totaled 258 including the five cars this year. Donation has been made in every prefecture in Japan, in cooperation with Japan National Council of Social Welfare and Central Community Chest of Japan.

With the super-aged society and the advancement of healthcare technology, the number of senior citizens and disabled people requiring nursing care at home has been increasing every year. For these people to lead self-reliant lives with peace of mind in a familiar environment, a variety of in-home welfare services, including day services and day care, are being provided at various facilities. The specially-equipped para-transit vehicles which Chugai provides are used as a means of transportation between their homes and these facilities.

The wagon-type vehicles donated by Chugai can seat ten passengers including two wheelchair passengers. A wheeled stretcher can also be loaded, and a wheelchair lift is installed to allow for easy loading and unloading.

In addition to providing innovative pharmaceuticals, Chugai aims to grow together with society and contributes to its sustainable development through social contribution activities mainly in the medical and health areas where Chugai has experience and expertise.

[Organizations receiving para-transit vehicle donations in 2019]

Iwate Prefecture Miyako City Council of Social Welfare
Kanagawa Prefecture Social Welfare Corporation Jyosenkai
Gifu Prefecture Social Welfare Corporation Dohokai
Hyogo Prefecture Kakogawa City Council of Social Welfare
Shimane Prefecture Ohnan Town Council of Social Welfare

[The wagon-type vehicles donated by Chugai]


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