An insurer’s kind heart to patients and the poor

30-Nov-2021 Intellasia | TheSaigonTimes | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Commonly, for enterprises, business is business. For Dai-ichi Life Vietnam insurer, while doing business, the community spirit always shines.

Aside from making outstanding business endeavors, the life insurer has long been a proactive member in philanthropic and social programmes across the country over the past 14 years, with billions of dong spent each year on community activities.

The company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been further heightened over the past couple of years as Vietnam has been battered by waves of coronavirus infection and natural disasters. Dai-ichi Vietnam has lent a helping hand to people in need to encourage them to overcome the hard time and move forward to a better life.

Companion in the fight against Covid-19

Since June this year, the Japanese life insurer has contributed VND7.7 billion to support Vietnam in checking the Covid pandemic. Of the total amount, VND3 billion was donated to the national Covid-19 vaccine fund, VND4.7 billion was offered to support the frontline healthcare workers, local residents, disadvantaged children, orphans, and child patients with cancer that were impacted by the public health crisis.

The life insurer has made donations of medical equipment, food necessities and cash to coronavirus hotspots such as Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hanoi, HCM City, Tien Giang, Long An, and Binh Duong. These activities are part of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam’s programme entitled “Connecting millions of hearts Joining hands in the Covid-19 fight” launched by the company’s CSR foundation “For A Better Life”.

Tran Dinh Quan, general director of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam and president of the “For A Better Life” Foundation, said: “The prolonged Covid pandemic has caused serious damages in all aspects of life, especially people. Orphans and poor children with cancer who were affected by the pandemic are encountering multiple difficulties and really need the care of the society. We hope our donations could help encourage them to overcome obstacles, recover from their diseases and return home to meet their beloved ones soon.”

Besides this, with its business philosophy “Customer First”, the insurer recently implemented a voluntary financial support programme, with a total budget of over VND77 billion, for its clients and financial consultants who were infected with Covid19.

Under this programme, if any policy holder of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam was confirmed as positive for Covid-19, the insurer would support him/her with VND20 million once during the programme, provided his/her insurance policy remains valid when he/she was infected with the coronavirus.

The insurer then received its clients’ requests for support that exceeded its budget worth VND50 billion set for the programme. Therefore, it has decided to supplement the budget and rolled out the second phase of the programme, raising its total funding for the programme to more than VND77 billion.

Helping unfortunate people

With an aim to help local people return to their normal life after experiencing overlapping floods in the Central region in late 2020, the “For A Better Life” Foundation timely launched the “Connecting millions of hearts Our hearts toward Central Vietnam” programme, with total amount of VND5 billion contributed by all of the Dai-ichi Life Vietnam employees and financial consultants associated with the insurer nationwide. The programme provided aid to more than 2,300 local households in seven central provinces.

Dai-ichi Life Vietnam in April this year coordinated with the Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients in HCM City, HCM City-based Nguyen Trai Hospital, the Lam Dong Provincial Sponsoring Association for the Disabled, Poor Patients, and Orphans, and medical centers in Lam Dong to organise charitable cataract operations for 228 poor patients with cataracts in the province’s Don Duong and Di Linh districts.

This is the first eye operation in 2021 under the “Connecting millions of hearts Bringing light to the poor” programme sponsored by the “For A Better Life” Foundation with total funding of over VND400 million. The programme is expected to restore eyesight for 500 needy patients in the three provinces of Lam Dong, Ca Mau, and Dong Nai. Also, this year marks the 13th edition of the insurer’s charitable programme.

Offering warm clothes to highlands children

The annual “Connecting millions of hearts Love for children” programme this year, which was funded with over VND2.5 billion, also sought to help disadvantaged children in highland regions have a better life, overcome harsh weather conditions and have a good health to go to school. In the first quarter of this year, thousands of coats and scholarships were given to students in 14 mountainous provinces such as Tuyen Quang, Dak Lak, Son La, Thanh Hoa, and Ha Giang.

“Dai-ichi The Road of Love 2021″

With an aim to encourage a healthy lifestyle via active physical exercises, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam in July 2021 launched an online jogging/running programme for the community. As of November, this contest, titled “Dai-ichi The Road of Love 2021″, has attracted over 12,500 participants who have covered a combined 1.8 million kilometers. The programme has thus yielded over VND3.2 billion that will be used to finance community support activities.

Apart from its programmes mentioned above to spread the kindness and positiveness among local people, the insurer also gave back to the community through many other activities such as providing purified drinking water for rural schools, implementing rural bridge-building programmes, or organising blood donation drives. Over the past 14 years, the company while pursuing business goals has also consistently continued its CSR journey, with total contributions to the community exceeding VND55 billion.

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