Hyderabad: April 18, 2022: Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a premier consumer financial services company in collaboration with United Way Hyderabad today announced Synchrony will support a 10-bed ICU Ward in Armoor Community Health Centre, Nizamabad District to help improve healthcare infrastructure providing critical care to those in need.

The Armoor Community Health Centre is the main health facility for the communities in the Armoor Mandal of Nizamabad which provides primary care for the population but has no critical care support. In case of emergency or need of specialized care, the nearest tertiary Hospital is the Nizamabad District Hospital which is around 30- 50 kms. In the rural and mostly tribal areas, Armoor Community Health centre is the main facility for health-related emergencies. This 10-bedded ICU setup would support the current requirement to develop health centre infrastructure.

Speaking about the initiative, Kameswari Gangadharabhatla, Vice President – Human Resources – Asia Diversity & Recruitment COE Leader, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of having good health infrastructure with emergency care and intensive care facilities at the public hospitals in cities and in districts at a Mandal level. Synchrony is helping to better equip the health services by supporting the set up of a 10-bedded ICU set up in the Armoor Community Medical Centre, Nizamabad District. We are glad to partner with United Way Hyderabad on this important initiative.”

Ms. Rekha Srinivasan, CEO of United Way Hyderabad (UNH) said, “United Way of Hyderabad is proud to partner with Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Hospital at Armoor, Nizamabad to create a fully functional 10 bed ICU, equipped with oxygen and versatile ventilators with generous support from Synchrony. We hope that this facility proves useful during the rising cases of COVID-19 (Omicron) and help save many more lives during the next 10 years.”

Krishna Yedula, General Secretary for Society for Cyberabad Security Council who lent support for this initiative said, “SCSC has been leading relief and response efforts across the state of Telangana during the  pandemic. Synchrony's support to set up a 10 bedded ICU ward has made a very positive impact to meet the health care needs of a large population in and around Armoor, Nizamabad.”

Previously, Synchrony teamed  with the United Way to strengthen healthcare infrastructure of Government Hospitals in Telangana and the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi. This partnership enabled  UWH to provide 24 - Multipara monitors, 5 - para cardiac monitors - Scanray - TrueScan S500, 100 - CPAP machines, 2970 - NRBM masks, 150000 - RAT Kits, 40 - Oxygen concentrator - 10L, 220 - Oxygen Flowmeter, 220 - B-Type Oxygen Cylinders and 1 - RNA extractor for Adilabad district to Telangana State Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporations (TSMSIDC).

Synchrony also extended support through United Way Mumbai to improve public health infrastructure and support low-income communities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. This enabled United Way Mumbai to provide 35 Fowler beds, 13 oxygen concentrators, 6000 PPE kits, and 22,396 N-95 masks to three hospitals in Mumbai. In addition, to compensate for the loss of income faced by communities due to the pandemic, 626 families of daily wage earners, small business owners, and self-employed persons were provided with family essentials kits. These kits consisted of food and hygiene items to suffice a family of four to five members for a month.

With support of United Way Bengaluru, Synchrony supported 35 Oxygen cylinders, 30 Bi-pap machine and a ventilator to government medical colleges and hospitals in three districts of Karnataka.

In collaboration with United Way Delhi, Synchrony supported 15 ceiling mounted Air Purification System to LNJP Hospital to upgrade post-COVID- 19symptom care facility to reduce transmissivity levels. Supported the Indira Gandhi Hospital to increase capacity of its neo-natal and pediatric ICU ward with two ventilators,  two infant warmers, five syringe pumps, five infusion pumps, two multi-papa monitors and 3450 N95 masks for the frontline workers.

About Synchrony:

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company. We deliver a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, across key industries including digital, retail, home, auto, travel, health, and pet. Synchrony enables our partners to grow sales and loyalty with consumers. We are one of the largest issuers of private label credit cards in the United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer financing products for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers. Synchrony is changing what’s possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, frictionless customer experience and customized financing solutions.

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